Jennie Cole :: COCKAIGNE

Artist Statement

COCKAIGNE is an NSFW un-baroque assemblage of sound and speech and text and image on the medieval fantasy of Cockaigne, being a place of inversions, a fools’ paradise (País de Cucaña) of the perfect life, and an impossible mythical land, variously located.

The fragments of text and image which constitute COCKAIGNE alternate and merge in a complex arrangement of decaying patterns, where artefacts of junk mail, poems, movie synopses, adverts, radio, historical documents, hand-painted film clips, music, instructional videos, and utter miscellany are worked together to produce hybrids of past and future forms of utopian fantasy.