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Alexis Milne
(United Kingdom)

Born in 1979 in London, UK
Lives in London

Delinquents. 2011–2012. Video series. Courtesy of the artist

The Delinquents video series examines the media recuperation of the 1980’s and 90’s subcultures, veering from nihilistic skinheads and the onslaught of NY graffiti bombers, to the convulsive expressions of breakdancing and drug enhanced rave cultures. The videos reference semiotic analysis by Jean Baudrillard in his Kool Killer essay, and Dick Hebdige’s book The Meaning of Style, and explore the different groups’ fractious relationships with parent/dominant culture. Through sampling projected footage of iconic documentaries and films such as Made in Britain, Stations of the Elevated, Wildstyle and Beatstreet, I physically intervene in the "delinquent" subcultures that shaped my youth. By placing myself inside these projected forms through mimetic violent gestures, breakdancing, tagging and raving, I attempt to revisit and immerse myself within the screen representations of these subcultures in a futile, shamanic-like attempt to subvert the process of cultural cleansing and degradation.

Alexis Milne

July 2, 2014

On June 24 and 25, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art began. 3069 applications by artists under 35 from 84 countries of the world were submitted for the competition, which lasted from November 2013 through March 2014. David Elliott, Artistic Director of the Biennale, proposed the motto A Time for Dreams as the general theme, and curated the main Biennale project, which presented works by 83 artists from 32 countries of the world.

June 17, 2014

The educational program of the Biennale, curated by Antonio Geusa and coordinated by Ekaterina Razdumina, is entitled Wise Advice, and aims at helping young artists to find answers to various questions that concern their creative growth and career development.