Revolt of the Swivel Chairs

a continuation of The Barista Who Could See the Future by Adam Turl



the story:

After the great floods most of humanity moved into the Tower. Robots replaced more and more workers. The unemployed were placed in cryogenic suspension in the basement. The wealthy lived on the upper floors of the tower and collected gilded cat turds called Luries. The workers, on the lower floors, lived in fear of being frozen and sent to the basement. Their leaders were corrupt. The Beggar Queen enriched herself at her supporters’ expense. Temporarily Embarrassed Millionaires blamed refugees from the floods and ‘foreigners’ for the hardships inside the Tower. When the police came to take Emily Slubbing, the last human barista, she resisted and was killed in a stand-off. Her martyrdom sparked the Revolt of the Swivel Chairs. But in the middle of the uprising everyone started speaking in tongues. No one could understand each other. All was lost… until a robot sex worker, Rahab, fused the minds of the robots with the sleeping humans…

Part of the Revolt of the Swivel Chairs installation is a big rectangle of stickers from which gallery goers can take sticker(s). The stickers are sourced from a mix of hand-made images, digital images, surreal and historical images, etc., built around the working-class informed mythology of this (and previous) installations/painting series. The above photographs are in chronological order. Click for larger image.

Revolt of the Swivel Chairs newspaper stand (2018) (Adam Turl). Newspaper pages below. Click for larger image.

  Luries . Gold painted cat shit. (2018) (Adam Turl)

Luries. Gold painted cat shit. (2018) (Adam Turl)

The Last Barista. Acrylic, stickers, marker, photocopies, buttons, post-it notes, coffee and mixed media on canvas banner with poles (installation view). (2018) (Adam Turl)

Povich Deer. Acrylic, stickers, marker, photocopies, buttons, post-it notes, coffee and mixed media on canvas banner with poles (installation view). (2017) (Adam Turl)

Beggar Queen. Acrylic, stickers, marker, photocopies, buttons, post-it notes, coffee and mixed media on canvas banner with poles (installation view). (2017-2018) (Adam Turl)

 

Installation view at the Cube Gallery (Las Vegas 2018) (Adam Turl)

Installation view at the Cube Gallery (Las Vegas 2018) (Adam Turl)

Rahab. Acrylic, stickers, marker, photocopies, post-it notes, coffee and mixed media on canvas tarps (2017-2018) (Adam Turl)

Central Committee 2071 (Socialist League for a United Revolutionary Party). Acrylic, stickers, marker, photocopies, buttons, post-it notes, coffee and mixed media on canvas tarp (2017) (Adam Turl)

Temporarily Embarrassed Millionaires. Acrylic, stickers, marker, photocopies, buttons, post-it notes, coffee and mixed media on canvas tarp (2017) (Adam Turl)


installed at The Cube (Las Vegas)