Josh Bricker uses formal strategies of appropriation and détournement to investigate the social ramifications of a world inundated by images.
Josh Bricker (b. 1980, USA) is a multidisciplinary visual artist based in Los Angeles, California. After graduating from Parsons School of Design in New York with an MFA in Studio Art, he moved to California. He currently teaches at Long Beach City College. As a multidisciplinary artist, his practice is distributed across different media, including video, photography, collage, drawing, painting, and sculpture. Central in his work is the convergence between simulacrum and reality produced by the military-industrial-media-entertainment complex. In exploring grey area between propaganda, indoctrination, nationalism, play, “fun”, and ideology, Bricker repurposes mundane cultural artifacts: toys, video games, video, found objects, and photography. Situated within this ideological framework, his videos and praxes can be seen as a meditation on cultural poaching.
His work Post-Newtonianism was selected for the 2012 Guggenheim Web Biennial and is currently on display in the ASSEMBLAGE level of GAME VIDEO/ART. A SURVEY.
This video interview was produced by the students of IULM's Master's Program in Arts, Markets, and Cultural Heritage. Editing and Subtitles: Mariacristina Maffeo.