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MTV’s Art Breaks, curated by MoMA PS1 and Creative Time, is a video series featuring ascendant visual artists. The program updates MTV’s legacy of working with vanguard visionaries like Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Doug Aitken. The first five videos in the new series come from Mickalene Thomas, Rashaad Newsome, Tala Madani, Mads Lynnerup and Jani Ruscica. Our most recent artists include Guido van der Werve, Andrew Kuo, Cody Critcheloe, Divya Mehra and Sema Bekirovic.
Cody Critcheloe (SSION) (b. 1981, Lewisport, Kentucky)
Cody Critcheloe straddles the world of visual art and music through his elaborate performances, videos, and as the front man of SSION, a musical group founded in 1996. Often involving characters placed in constructed modern tragedies, Critcheloe’s animated videos and stage presentations tackle such issues as gender, sexuality, power, loneliness, and revenge, utilizing humorous satire and DIY set design aesthetics. SOMETIMES I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERYDAY presents an internet induced, neon narrative where SSION meets his long-lost lover half within the depths of a technological landscape. As a modern alliance turns into a modern trap, man’s best friend is a casualty in this tale of the struggle between good and evil. Cricheloe’s artwork has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at Peres Projects, Los Angeles, Grand Arts, Kansas City, and the Smart Museum at the University of Chicago. SSION’s new album is set for release in September 2012.
Cody Cricheloe lives and works in Kansas City, MO and Brooklyn, NY.