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1993 "Barrel Lift" Art Sculpture by TODT Alien Sci-Fi Dystopia Exhibit



1993 "Barrel Lift" Art Sculpture by TODT Alien Sci-Fi Dystopia Exhibit 72" TODT life-size art installation sculpture, titled Barrel Lift, 1993. One of a kind art sculpture by TODT. Features a green barrel lift with metal drum. If you plug it in and look through the drum, you will find a sci-fi scene complete with test tube alien remains / replicas and illuminated cross-hair. For more than thirty years TODT has created provocative and challenging installations that focus on the historical, social and political implications of the present. Originally based in New York City, the collective relocated to Cincinnati in the mid-eighties to, ""expand and establish a more centralized studio and materials supply source."" Their mid-west base of operations has proven bountiful providing a wealth of raw materials that serve as the components of the hybrid constructions they create. TODT refers to their collaborative process as one that is ""based on anomaly and anonymous accumulation."" ""TODT is an architecture that continues to explore the immediate experiences of history, sexuality, mimicry, and modern angst. It is an art of structural perceptions – one which regards the object as the realism of ourselves."" “TODT emerged out of 1980s New York, which simmered in the tension butter of Reaganomics and The Ramones. Judy is a punk and Reagan is bunk. TODT didn’t necessarily identify with punk but definitely had no love for Reagan. TODT was contemporaneous with the likes of Jeff Koons, and being of the 80s and New York has taken cues from the commodity culture defined by Warhol and Pop. The group’s career has spanned temporally and geographically, and their output has sustained its personality despite a waxing and waning institutional reception. They have been loved and vilified. They were part of The Whitney Biennial in 1985 and exhibited at PS1 in 1983. Their accolades are impressive and yet monstrous commercial success has never smiled on TODT. Yet, it seems to matter very little. They are self-taught, self-made, answer to no master, practice a shrewd scavenging, and make everything out of everything. TODT is tied to the German word tod meaning death, and tot Catalan for everything, and also references the Third Reich via Fritz Todt who was a sort of public works administrator behind “Organization Todt” dedicated to civil and military engineering of the greatest efficiency; very little of the human sacrifice necessitated therein mattering much at all.” Timeline 1985 Art Matters Inc. (AMI) Visual Art Support grant of $1,500 to: TODT 1990 Art Matters Inc. (AMI) Visual Art Support grant of $1,500 to: TODT 1995 Ohio Arts Council IA Fellowship. Discipline Panel: Visual Arts. Two awards of $5,000 each: Jennifer Jaffe and John Rosser 1995 Ohio Arts Council IA Fellowship. Interdisciplinary or Media Arts. One award of $3,200.00 to: TODT Artists Projects 1996 Ohio Arts Council IA Fellowship. Discipline Panel: Visual Arts. Two awards of $2,500 each: Jerome Jaffe and Joseph Jaffe 1996 Residency, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA Exhibitions 2005 Installation – The Lab Gallery, Roger Smith Hotel – New York (solo) 2005 6 Panel Billboard Project – TOT Guard. Art Omi, The Fields Sculpture Park Gent, New York (solo) 2005 TOT Guard. Project page in Leonardo Magazine – MIT Press, Cambridge MA (solo) 2005 TOT Guard. Project page in Performance Art Journal – MIT Press, Cambridge MA (solo) 2004 “Products,” Richard Sena Gallery, Hudson, New York (solo) 2004 Billboard, Richard Sena Gallery, Hudson, New York (solo) 2004 Billboard – Sculpture and Nature – 2004, Columbia County Council on the Arts (solo) 2003 “Welcome,” Linda Schwortz Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio. (solo) 2003 “EXURBIA,” Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, New York. (solo) 2002 “Red Show,” Linda Schwortz Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio. (solo) 2001 “TODT, Americana,” Arts Consortium, Cincinnati, Ohio. (solo) 2001 “EXURBIA,” Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, New York. (solo) 2000 “TODT, Casual Realism,” Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio. (solo) 2000 “TODT,” Pacifico Fine Art, New York, New York. (solo) 1999 “artCORPUS,” Fundacion America, Santiago, Chile. (solo) 1999 Billboard, MASS MoCA, Boston, Massachusetts. (solo) 1999 “BUILT,” Rike Center Gallery, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio. (solo) 1999 “TODT, Primacy,” Spaces, Cleveland, Ohio. (solo) 1998 “TODT,” Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York. (solo) 1998 “TODT, SCANNED POSTERS,” The Loft, Cincinnati, Ohio. (solo)".


  • Dimensions
    Height: 72 in. (182.88 cm)Width: 39.5 in. (100.33 cm)Depth: 59 in. (149.86 cm)
  • Style
    Expressionist (In the Style Of)
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  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. The barrel lift is set in a fixed position.
  • Seller Location
    Dayton, OH
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    Seller: 258331stDibs: LU5343219586752

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