Borden Capalino: Works 2013–2015

Cat. CFA Berlin

Exhibition catalogue, edited by CFA Berlin
Interview (German/English) by Frances Perkins with Borden Capalino
64 p with 45 coloured illustrations
325 x 235 mm, hardcover

ISBN 978-3-86442-126-6

29,80 €

You definitely find some bizarre stuff!

Borden Capalino’s work, which could previously been described as being akin to forensic surrealism, begins as a collection process. Images from are compiled, collated and archived. Based on formal criteria, certain images are then selected, manipulated, dissected, and finally reassembled via a clothing iron. Afterwards they are subjected to, and adorned by a material intervention process. Shunning the art store, Capalino instead looks to the supermarket, hardware store, pharmacy, and pet store for his materials. The result is a strange marriage of photography and sculpture: photographic images are both erased and embellished with objects such as tar, coffee, iodine, dehydrated foods, freeze dried shrimp and worms, which are applied in a patterned and redactive manner. Ultimately, the work of Capalino is part decorative archeology, and partly an urge to make dead surface dance.