Comment: This collection of stickers is a collage from the DADA magazine
cover Le cœr à barbe (Paris, France, 1922). It is part of a larger
series of works in which IOCOSE move the world forward, one object at
IOCOSE’s art investigates the after-failure moment of the teleological
narratives of technological and cultural development, in regards to both
their enthusiastic and pessimistic visions. IOCOSE believe that, in the
long run, both utopian and dystopian narratives will disappoint, and
much more mundane and varied realities will remain. IOCOSE’s focus is on
the present moment in which the future is narrated, and on the ways in
which these narratives are always already failing.
IOCOSE have been exhibiting internationally at several art institutions
and festivals, including Venice Biennale (2011, 2013), Tate Modern
(London, 2011), Science Gallery (Dublin, 2012) Jeu de Paume (Paris,
2011), FACT (Liverpool, 2012), MACRO (Rome, 2012), Transmediale (Berlin,
2013, 2015), Shift festival (Basel, 2010), The Influencers (Barcelona,
2010, 2013), TAJ and SKE gallery (Bangalore, 2014).