Dmitry Paranyushkin and Diego Agullo made a pact. A “humping pact,” more specifically. “We were inspired by the architectural complexity of Zollverein and at the same time we were interested in exploring how pornography affects our work. We brought inspiration and interest together,” Agullo explained in a recent interview for GUSmen. The artists explore this concept through multiple media, including: film, installation, performance, lectures, and photography.
Although each “mission,” as it is described on website Trendland, depicts dozens of men engaged in orgiastic encounters with various architectural elements, there are actually only two men in action: Paranyushkin and Agullo. The artists are digitally multiplied in a “suspended act of affirmative persistence” in an “attempt to create an aesthetic meditation on the human desire to believe in the futile and to conceive the impossible.” … Read More