Danish-Icelandic Artist Jakob Boeskov’s Playfully Paranoid World

I Feel Nothing © Jakob Boeskov

I Feel Nothing © Jakob Boeskov

Earlier this month, New York’s Mulherin + Pollard Gallery held an exhibition of recent drawings by Danish-Icelandic artist Jakob Boeskov.
Weekend Futurology revealed “a futuristic, playfully paranoid world drawn from Boeskov’s oeuvre: technology, politics and science fiction.”

The Future © Jakob Boeskov

The Future © Jakob Boeskov

From the Weekend Futurology press release:

Playing both mischief maker and professor, Boeskov shifts between campy sci-fi pastiche and critical examination. Using a futuristic iconograpy, drawn from new technology and popular science fiction, He seeks to expose a new “technological sub-consciousness” where violence and mind-control dwell. Diagrams, drones, and robots in search of love populate drawings discussing topics ranging from big data to Internet dating.

I can dig it.

Boeskov Buttons © Jakob Boeskov

Boeskov Buttons © Jakob Boeskov

Boeskov recently released T7: I Think I Scan (Pork Salad Press 2012), a collection of drawings to accompany a record by Timothy DeWit (Gang Gang Dance) and Matthew Morandi (Stagg).

The goal of the drawings and the electronic music is to investigate life in a time of ‘machine ideology’. The record features deadpan spoken lyrics that create several layers of meaning with subjects ranging from augmented reality to single moms…

The vinyl LP and 16-page art booklet were pressed in an edition of 500. T7: I Think I Scan is currently available through Pork Salad Press for €25 here.

I Think I Scan © Jakob Boeskov

I Think I Scan © Jakob Boeskov

I found this great review of T7 at Pirates Press:

The first honorable mention this week comes from PORK SALAD PRESS! The band is T7, and their new LP is called “I Think I Scan”. This is one of the cooler records we’ve seen come through here lately, just check out the digipak-style gatefold LP Jacket w/ reverse-board printing and a 16 page 12″ booklet! WOW. If that wasn’t enough, the actual records are held in place by a custom slit on the right panel of the jacket…Amazing!! Big props to Pork Salad Press and T7 for such an awesome idea!!

Rad.

For R Laing © Jakob Boeskov

For R Laing © Jakob Boeskov