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APNW Presents:

‘Kill Yr Ghosts’

April 2019

 

Premise:

FIRST IMPRESSIONS ARE NO LONGER ESTABLISHED OFF HANDSHAKES, BUT

RATHER CURATED HIGHLIGHT REELS MANICURED THROUGH POST

PRODUCTION PROCESSES. THE DEMARCATION BETWEEN IDENTITY AND

PERSONA HAS BEEN BLURRED, OPACITY TURNED DOWN. THE RESULT:

LAYERS OF ILLUSIONS AND REALITIES INTERTWINED AND ORCHESTRATED

ON AUTO-PLAY. WITH LIGHTNING SPEED, CONSUMED AND DIGESTED,

ABSORBED INTO SUBCONSCIOUS, THIS IS THE LENS BEHIND WHICH LIFE IS

BROADCAST AND CRITIQUED. ALWAYS ON, NEVER UNPLUGGED, OUR MIND

RUNNING ON OVERDRIVE. BETWEEN ‘IN CHARACTER’ AND ‘OUT OF

CHARACTER’, WE TRANSITION AT THE SNAP OF A FLASH. EASILY LOST IN

THE FOG OF INFLUENCE, WE LOOK OUTWARDLY FOR A SIGNAL AMONGST

THE NOISE - A BEACON OF LIGHT THAT WILL GROUND US IN REALITY AND

SAVE US FROM THE DIGITAL WILD WILD WEST WE’VE BEEN THRUST INTO.

INSTEAD, ONLY THE FAINTEST GLIMMER OF LIGHT PROVIDES A

REFLECTION OF OURSELVES IN ITS UNFILTERED STATE, OFFERING ONLY A

MOMENT OF RELIEF. MAYBE A MOMENT IS ALL WE’LL GET, BUT IN THIS

MOMENT WE’LL ALL BE ONE AGAIN...JUST HUMAN.

-Matt Lockerman, Founder APNW

Response:

OVER THE PAST 6 MONTHS, I’VE BEEN ASKING FRIENDS, CREATIVES AND

ENTREPRENEURS - ALL PEOPLE WHO INSPIRE ME - TO ‘KILL YR GHOSTS'.

PARTICIPANTS WERE ASKED TO TAKE A THOUGHT THAT HAS HELD THEM

BACK IN THE PAST OR ONE THAT HAUNTS THEM TO THIS DAY AND PUT IT TO

REST. IN A WORLD FULL OF HIGHLIGHT REELS AND MANICURED RESULTS, MY

GOAL WAS TO SHINE A LIGHT ON THE HIDDEN AND OFTEN UNSPOKEN, TO

CREATE SOMETHING RAW AND UNFILTERED AND SHOW THAT NO MATTER

WHERE YOU ARE ON YOUR JOURNEY, WE ALL STRUGGLE WITH SOMETHING.

IT IS, IN FACT, THIS UNDERLYING STRUGGLE, THAT CONNECTS US ALL. WE’LL

BE DISPLAYING THE PHOTOGRAPHS AND DROPPING NEW MERCH AT A

MULTI-DAY ART INSTALLATION/POP UP SHOP ON APRIL 25TH AND 26TH.

-Matt Lockerman, Founder APNW