Component 1964

EPCOT Frozen

100 x 50 x 20cm 
fabric, padding, tread, steel and spraypaint
 part of a series of components produced for the exhibition Good Conditions
shown at DWM Gallery

Epcot Frozen is a soft, quiltlike copy of the outline of one of the buildings featuring in the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, also known as EPCOT, an unfinished urban concept invented by Walt Disney. This toylike copy features the official Frozen-themed fabric at the back. This work plays on the alleged innocence of both the Walt Disney Company and the concept of organised ‘ideal’ communities, smart cities and gated communities

This component forms part of Good Conditions

In Good Conditions, Kris Van Dessel and Tom Van Malderen build upon their previous collaboration Conditions and Opportunities at DMW Art Space in 2017. Together with curator Tram Scawped, the artists continue their quest into the protocols of exhibiting and the mechanism of the contemporary art economy in general. Their previous collaboration at DMW investigated the conditions and opportunities of the ‘art space’ by means of a series of minimal in situ interventions, ranging from subtle modifications of lighting and heating elements to enquiries into the appropriate shade of white for the walls of a white cube. Following up on this expo, 'Good Conditions' explores the application and potential of autonomous artworks as components of a dense art-fair-look-alike constellation. As part of this enquiry, all prices of the works on display are fixed in accordance with the inscrutable laws of the art economy and arranged in an easy-reference component list with accompanying article numbers.