Etage Projects is pleased to present the exhibition “Warm Leatherette” by FOS
Warm Leatherette is a song by synth pop band The Normal, inspired by J. G. Ballard’s Crash. The book conflates the functionality of the automobiles with that of the human body: instead of a whiplash, the car crash unleashes a new sexual fetishism, born out of a perverse technology. “The handbreak penetrates your thigh. Quick lets make love before we die”.
Design is a repetition. A repetition of the body´s purpose to add and adapt to a fluid environment in order to survive.
Design is an evolutionistic repetition and penetration. An exercise to expand our lungs, sight and touch, to rehearse the physical and psychological movements eternally locked in the connection with the materials of this world. Bronze, glaze and bones. Functions brush over the objects’ surfaces and move in and out of our tissues. In this accumulation of movements, an atmosphere is formed. Something distant and warm.
Go to artist page: FOS