Christopher Sciuto (with work by Francis Sharp)
“It feels as if the?world?is?perfect,?like?it’s never?gonna?end.” “We run things, Things don’t run we, we don’t take nothing from nobody. We can’t stop.” “I hate you and I hope you die.”
I can’t imagine how hard it must be to be you, adopting all your history it’s hard being me too is an investigation into teen angst and how contemporary culture has popularised a new form of brooding to the youth. Treading a fine line between truth and satire, Christopher Sciuto explores these founding years, where we are old enough to know better but still too young to care. We see these years as a free ride: we can plant a bomb in an inner city, commit mass murder, sleep with as many people as we want, go ISO the hippest parties, playing the sickest beatz, allowing us to YOLO every night.
Pushing the ideals of this new generation—where pure aggression, violence and partying are the ways we now deal with dark and twisted issues—and connecting with his own irrational 19 y/o self, Sciuto pulls together images, texts and sounds that represent this fucked up time in our lives.
Christopher Sciuto received an Honors degree in Fine Arts from the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, in 2011. Since 2008 he has consistently participated in solo and groups shows in Melbourne A.R.I.’s and public institutions. His most recent exhibitions include: All Day I Dream About Sex, Rear View, and No Reasonable Offer Refused, West Space. As part of Sciuto’s undergraduate studies at the Victorian College of the Arts, he received The Garry Fell Award and Lionel Gell Foundation Scholarship for Artistic Excellence in 2011 and 2010 respectively.