Showcase // Silvestre Preciado

From the 26/11/2020

until the 02/12/2020

“91% of those who view my videos are male. Why? Why few women? – Jordan B. Peterson (Twitter) 7:37 pm 03 Mar 17// 165×91/ PET mylar, plaster, silicone

Popular Front ⤵
Jake Hanaran Twitter 12.04.2018 ⤵
” Lilac Gloves” – fringe IRA extremist group ⤵
Calibre – Research & analysis of weapons from across the world ⤵
”Lilac Gloves” video screenshots for artillery identification ⤵
Pandemic aesthetics ⤵
Boogaloo movement ⤵
Alex Jones cross-reference of Evangelion- EOE to Google supercomputer conspiracy ⤵
Jordan B. Peterson on “backlash against masculinity”⤵
Final masturbatory scene of EOE of the main character ejaculating into own hand over a comatose female friend

Nonlinear online tumbling into independent journalism that highlights extremist ideology and their members’ inherent link to alternative ideological education. Each finding is the result of algorithmic echo chambers that reach the entirety of today’s Internet content. This illusion of so-called independent thinking is akin to the current cultural conflict of male fragility and the self-proclaimed, pejoratively-termed Incel group.

Silvestre Preciado is an Ecuadorian-American interdisciplinary artist. Her work spans issues surrounding American foreign policy, human rights issues, and conflicts of late capitalism. Her interdisciplinary practice varies on the applicability of the works’ concepts. Her primary materials s range from oil on canvas, airbrush, and silkscreen prints to ceramics and photography. She has shown internationally, with upcoming exhibitions in Paris, New York, and Berlin.

She is currently enrolled in the GlogauAIR residency in Berlin, where she is developing a large 45° angle walk-in installation titled A Stomached Elephant. The self-titled installation is an analogical reference to an exaggeration of consuming the internet. The display serves as an analogy to the installation’s core concept of “algorithmic echo chambers”, meaning the reverberation of content that cycles through highly complex algorithms that result in creating the illusion of information and culture. The work is moving toward a digital archival study, paired with subjects from her past oeuvre, such as the hand of benediction, 3D medical imagery, and military photojournalism.

She is originally from New York and holds both a BFA from The Cooper Union and an MA in Philosophy and Art History. She currently works and lives in Berlin.