Bernadette Corporation has been operating as a fictional corporation since 1994. Working from behind the blank façade of its logo, the core members Bernadette van Huy, John Kelsey and Antek Walzcak reorganise the collective on an ad hoc basis, frequently collaborating with others on magazines, films, fashion shows, and exhibitions.
Their piece The Earth’s Tarry Dreams of Insurrection Against the Sun displays deep sea video footage of the 2010 BP oil spill on two leaning large-scale flat screen monitors. Usually these large screens are used in commercial spaces for advertising ‘info-tainment’ purposes, showing instant news. Here, however, the screens show an endless spill of the Deepwater Horizon disaster as a metaphor for the violence of circulation and consumption.