I specifically made this film on Valentine’s day and wanted to take myself to the absolute extremity of self-loathing.
Wearing the face of a highly sentient animal and looking through its eye sockets, using its actual mouth as your own drives a stake in the ground where you can never again be in denial of your relationship to the animal kingdom both good and bad.
The over whelming feeling of this extremely uncomfortable viewing, similarly to the initial unease of Edward Munch’s “The Scream”depiction of anxiety, is that Ostrer has created an exceptional moving image portrait of the increasingly lonely and isolated dystopia we are all falling into without rain-check.
This moving image work takes the form of self-portrait where Ostrer acts out the absolute visual extremity of his own internalised self-loathing and over consumption.

Johnny Just Came
Curated by Azu Nwagbogu

8TH JUNE — 22ND JULY
GAZELLI ART HOUSE
39 DOVER STREET, LONDON W1S 4NN

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Bombay Beach Opera House

Bombay Beach Biennale 2017

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