Christian Tedeschi

5000000000000 light years of shit, 2014-2019
toilette paper, resin, Dracula head, globe, cotton balls, refrigerator
6 x 4 x 6 feet

Artist Statement
James J. Gibson’s  “affordance theory” states that objects have specific forms which are designed as “clues in the environment that indicate possibilities for action and are perceived in a direct, immediate way with no sensory processing”. Affordance brings with it a system of concerns given our precarious relationship to objects, technology and social media. My work aims to problematize perceptions of affordance within our relationship to objects, materials and spaces, while opening up new possibilities for alternatives to this increasingly volatile modern syntax.

Christian Tedeschi’s work is interdisciplinary in nature and utilizes a variety of materials. Fabricated and found objects, materials, sounds, and smells are employed as a means to create a varied body of sculpture and installation. Rooted in material, object and spatial poetics as well as re-contextualization. He fabricates, alters and reinterprets objects and situations to create psychoactive forms, narratives and experiences. Tedeschi is from New Jersey and received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2001 and is currently is the head of sculpture in the studio art program at California State University, Northridge, CA