That’s Cool, But Can You Make It More Sh*t Exhibition Launch

In all honesty I am not a huge fan of LCD Soundsystem, but I do like disco balls and lightning bolts so I found this video of the launch of the LCD Soundsystem and DFA retrospective at Sydney’s Tom Dunne Gallery quite appealing. The retrospective, delightfully entitled That’s Cool, But Can You Make It More Sh*t, has now finished but, thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we can still partake in the exhibition’s graphic spectacle. According to James Murphy’s rather flippant Law of Aesthetics, the combined visual look of LCD Soundsystem and DFA is “good/bad/good” and this unpretentious and lo-fi aesthetic was encapsulated in the displayed tour posters, album artwork, polaroids, flyers, hand-drawn sketches and other ephemera.

Danica

August 12, 2010