Known for its dialogue with the world of contemporary art, the footwear company presents a multimedia installation by Rrose, Californian techno and electronic music producer. Last Comes First will be on display at Marsèll Paradise till 3 October 2021.
The exhibition Last Comes First opens at Marsèll Paradise, created by Rrose, alter ego of Seth Horvitz, Californian composer, academic, producer and performer who has worked in the field of techno and electronic music for over twenty years. The exhibition features six images of material textures, which come to life in a series of endless video loops. It is an intimate visual investigation, which uses a simple editing process to transform a series of organic figures into moving images that transmit a hypnotic force.
In English, the word “last” can also be understood as the soul on which shoes are modelled. The title Last Comes First therefore includes a reference to footwear and Marsèll’s desire to go back to its roots and the elements that have defined the matrix and identity of the company.
“I am less of a maker and more of an observer,” Rrose explains, “I usually stumble upon the most inspiring sounds and images by simply waiting patiently for them to appear rather than actively seeking them out.”
Marsèll has always invested in artistic collaborations and believes in spontaneity and multidisciplinarity as a stylistic signature. By choosing Rrose, a reserved and introspective artist who explores the boundaries of identity and gender with his persona, the company confirms its interest in working with figures from the underground scene, who are able to pose new questions and create as yet unexplored imagery.
For the presentation of the project, Rrose has given Marsèll exclusive rights to Sporophyte, an unreleased audio track that will feature on her next album: “Sometimes I transform a sound in a simple way, and then I do it again to the resulting sound. And again. And again. Like a handmade algorithm.”