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Without You Baby, There Ain't No Us
by Brian Fichtner
on 08 December 2008
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One of my favorite installations at this year's Scope Miami was "Without You Baby, There Ain't No Us," a special Scope project by Comenius Reothlisberger and Admir Jahic of The Invisible Heroes. Fascinated with the YouTube phenomenon, Comenius and Admir have created a series of drawings on handmade paper which document a variety of videos, from the utterly absurd (a video featuring an animated potato) to pop culture classics (like Apple's famous Super Bowl commercial from 1984, above right). Without_You_Baby.JPG

In each drawing (measuring 21" x 30"), the artists have rendered a freeze-frame, complete with video title, user ratings, and number of views. The resulting collection is both distressing and humorous in its ability to highlight our often vulgar predilections.

To purchase a YouTube drawing, email Comenius at cr [at] comenius [dot] ch.

More examples after the jump .

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