View of Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe, “Bright White Underground,” 2010.

Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe

Country Club Projects

View of Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe, “Bright White Underground,” 2010.

For anyone familiar with Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe’s previous collaborations—from their initial exploration of speed psychosis (Hello Meth Lab in the Sun, 2008) to the more hallucinogenic Black Acid Co-op, 2009—it would have been evident that, in their most recent effort, Bright White Underground, 2010, the drugs may have changed once more, but the song remained the same. Again we were shown the bitter fallout from a period of overextended euphoria, as manifested in architectural wreckage; the literal deconstruction of built space as a direct analogy to bodies flooded with toxins.

Up until now, Freeman and Lowe’s work has been staged within the confines of the “white cube,” where it enacts a millennial retro-reaction to institutional critique. Nothing is exposed of the gallery’s material base or ideological operations, for these no longer serve as the hidden source

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