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Backhander



Studio1.1 gallery presents Backhander a solo exhibition of new work from London-based comic art project Let Me Feel Your Finger First (LMFYFF). The show features three new animated works: Post-Colonial Cannibal, a new installment of the Ontologically Anxious Organism series and Backhander. LMFYFF is unusual amongst artist-animators in that, rather than rejecting conventional character animation, they have chosen to embrace it, dissect it, play with it. Each of these new LMFYFF characters has their roots in animation, whether that implies children’s cartoon, character-based scenario, frame-by-frame construction or simply attaining motility. But LMFYFF characters are designed to provoke rather than entertain: a cooking pot whose Jack-in-the-Box inhabitants allude to animation’s ignoble history of racial stereotyping, a character whose existential anxiety compels him to disguise himself as a rock from an Asterix comic background and a pair of puppets who satirise art-world careerism. More…

Where: Studio 1.1, 57a Redchurch St, London E2 7DJ
When: November 4 to November 27, 2011

Sudio1.1 Gallery open Wed - Sun, 12 - 6pm

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