Deville Cohen and Brandon Downing team up for the first time in their al dente “spaghetti western” What a Dump. The video premiered at BOMB Bash 2011 and was made exclusively for the event.
Artist Deville Cohen and artist and writer Brandon Downing collaborated for the first time for BOMB Bash 2011. Finding a balance between their own conceptions of structure and freedom, Cohen and Downing created a situation for a video that utilizes the double archetypes of classic American film, waste and joy. What a Dump echoes Elizabeth Taylor (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, 1966) echoing Bette Davis (Beyond the Forest, 1949), but this time with spaghetti and a Xerox dosado. The video was created for and premiered at BOMB Bash hosted by Marlborough Chelsea.
—Richard J. Goldstein