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Date Originally created: Summer 1994
Medium: Computer graphic
"A good drinking picture." Acevedo
would often say, seemingly off the cuff, when he spoke of this picture.
A melancholic snapshot of self-reflection and perhaps the emblematic purge
of gloom to redemption. The X referring to the cross-cut nexus in the composition,
but also referring to death or its micro dose conjured specter via cigarettes
and alcohol. It also symbolizes the notion of perennial pandemic factors
unknown and perhaps a nod to Generation X itself. That demographic nom de
guere was well afloat in the media sky in the middle '90s. The geometry
was assembled using Softimage and Acevedo took the photo of a bar scene
in Glyfada, Greece sometime in 1981.
Acevedo: Regarding the title, I was
also thinking about a tangential reference to that Tears for Fears song
called The Working Hour which had come out about 10 years before.