New York

TODT

Kent Fine Art

The four anonymous collaborators who comprise TODT create hauntingly familiar yet unusual objects and installations in a range of media and styles. Here, they unleashed more of their personal nightmares in assemblages and dioramas that overtook the innocuous debris of civilization with the contagious paranoia of contemporary society. For all that this art is fueled by a claustrophobic private hell, the overall vision is sociologically and politically universal. TODT is ultimately effective in its communication of fear because its madness is common to society on the whole—the madness of a species intent on self-annihilation.

TODT’s art touches upon the contemporary issues and futuristic fantasies purveyed by the popular media, but with a subtle perversity that rescues its images and ideas from triteness. What was in fact creepiest of all in this installation was that society’s evils were

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