MIDSUMMER MELTDOWN

Curated by Deepti Rao

 

That feeling when your ice cream melts before you've even tasted it, when you wake up in the morning and leave a patch of sweat behind, when the world around you is melting. This week we've chosen four artworks that take a look at the sinister effects of summer heat. ↓↑

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HITTE by Thessa Meijer
 
A new flavour is discovered when the deadly heat turns your local ice cream parlour into the scene of a crime. This cheeky little thriller, which you’ll either love or hate, is distinctive of Dutch filmmaker Thessa Meijer’s work combining fantasy with reality to tell a story. Watch the short HITTE by Thessa Meijer here.  
 
 
 
I FOUGHT THE LAW  by Olivia Locher
 
It’s illegal to store an ice cream cone in your back pocket in the state of Alabama, according to photographer Olivia Locher (a true Warholian). Although these days we can imagine the need to have an ice cream up our sleeve - or rather, in our back pocket - it doesn't seem very practical. Still, this surreal image is part of a series of 50 photographs breaking an eccentric law from each of the States of America. Sugar-coated acts of civil disobedience.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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A MELTING POT OF WORKS by Kira Fröse 

Molten kitchen utensils ooze glossy blobs in this artist’s sculptures depicting the confrontation of stagnation and movement. Each sculpture is stuck in a state of liquification, much like me on my couch. Explore the collection of Kira Fröse’s intriguing work here.
 
 
 
NIGHT SWEAT PAINTINGS by Alex Farrar
 
There’s nothing worse than waking up in a pool of sweat, as a result of the sweltering heat or, as many of us may have experienced – anxiety. Alex Farrar’s Night Sweat Paintings using transparent paint on fabric, make unwanted sweat something ethereal. Take a look at the collection here.
 
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