„Forever Young“: The Galactic Synchronizers

„Forever Young“ is a collaborative work between Juan Toro and myself. Started 2013 and it is still happening! Both make object_drawings of reproductions of LP´s configured in an installation as a collection.

The selection of LPs refer to a cold war western culture dominated view of the 50th to the 90th. ”Forever Young” relates to the famous song from Alphaville. Listening to the song without much agonizing it sounds like one of the many other songs about youth, love and life. Following the lyrics you realize that this song as many other popular rock and pop songs from the 50th till the 90th directly relate to the circumstances of the Cold War.

Similar references can be found in album titles like „Rocket to Russia“ from the Ramones

The re-masterization of icon records from rock and pop legends can be understood as a pictorial obsession of the activity of painting, but can also be seen as a decelerated reflection on the complex circumstances of the cold war and music as a document of its time as we can suggest for that period to speak of Atomic Music.

some examples of the collection:

aSixto-RodriquezMirjamKrokerForeverYoungwithJUanToro.jpgSeries Drawing of LP covers. Cold Fact. Pencil, acrylic on cardboard. 31.5 X 31.5 cm, 2014.

aThe-cureJuanToroForeverYoungwithMirjamKroker.jpgSeries Drawing of LP covers. Cold Fact. Pencil, acrylic on cardboard. 31.5 X 31.5 cm, 2014.

Pink-FloydForeverYoungGalacticSynchronizersMirjamKrokerfor JuanToroSeries Drawing of LP covers. Cold Fact. Pencil, acrylic on cardboard. 31.5 X 31.5 cm, 2013.

Ramone´s-cover-drawingMirjamKrokerGalacticSynchronizers.jpgSeries Drawing of LP covers. Cold Fact. Pencil, acrylic on cardboard. 31.5 X 31.5 cm, 2013.

forever-young.-cover-drawing-juan-toro

Series Drawing of LP covers. Cold Fact. Pencil, acrylic on cardboard. 31.5 X 31.5 cm, 2013.

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