Monday, October 30, 2006, at 3pm
University Student Commons Theater, 907 Floyd Ave.
From I Love Everything Rock and Roll (Except the Music) by Dario Robleto: At this stage of our culture it is a given that our world is presented to us in a fragmented, chopped up way. It’s in the air. You can see it in people’s eyes. What has not been offered at this point is a way to creatively maneuver in our world. DJ culture has changed all that. The rich and beautiful legacy of hip-hop/DJ culture and electronic/sample-based music is a flat-out rejection of all pessimistic strains of postmodernism. The worlds of aesthetics and art-making strategy will only benefit from this revolution in thought. DJ culture/sampling implies one very simple but powerful idea. The idea that even if all we have is the wreckage of the past, so what we are still going to make something out of it. Dario Robleto is an artist living and working in San Antonio, Texas. Recent exhibitions include: Southern Bacteria, ACME, Los Angeles; Diary of a Resurrectionist, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris; Centre d’Art Contemporain, Montpelier; Eunuch Euthanasia, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University; Say Goodbye to Substance, Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria; Roses in the Hospital/Men Are the New Women, Inman Gallery, Houston. Included in the Whitney Biennial (2004).