Artist Spotlight | Moniker Foundation
Moniker Artist Spotlight: 2ALAS
2Alas are a duo consisting of Andrew Antonaccio and Filio Galvez, known for their black and white, linear portraits and colored geometric abstractions
A wall of numerous trash cans he sets up with sounds recorded in nature, but also in the city. Visitors can interactively control the installation via a keyboard and create a sound that is deafening. We hear these sounds every day: birds singing, wind, weather, but also the noise of the city that almost overshadows everything.
2 Alas explores the materialistic excesses that have led society on a race to the bottom brazenly dressed up as ‘progress’. This materialistic mentality, which he blames today’s society for, is also reflected in his installation consisting of an overwhelming number of conventional plastic bags, which unfortunately are still far too often used for shopping.