Cazatte su Cazzate (Bullshit on Bullshit)
Cazzate su Cazzate (Bullshit on Bullshit) was a solo exhibition and publication by Scott Caruth. It took doodles and defacements made to official documents within the archive of the Italian
Communist Party (PCI) in Modena, Northern Italy as it’s central focus. Found across manifestos, phone bills, meeting minutes, and other official party documents, the marks signified the presence of bored and/or preoccupied party members. The exhibition centred around a free publication designed specifically for GI composed of images, translated archival texts and recent work-related emails from the artist.
Caruth takes specific sites, communities or histories as his point of departure within his extensively research driven practice and investigates their relationship with documentary methods. In critiquing the role of systems that concern themselves with the politics of ‘evidence’, his work focuses on how individual responses can challenge preconceived notions of institutionalised mythologies.
Scott Caruth (b. 1990 Glasgow, Scotland) lives and works between Glasgow and Berlin. Recent exhibitions include: Time Isn’t Holding Up, Time Isn’t After Us, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow, UK (2016); Opposite Tendencies, 16 Nicholson Street, Glasgow, UK (2016); Of Hearts & Minds with Winnie Herbstein, The Glue Factory, Glasgow, UK (2016); This Is Now: Film And Video After Punk, Tramway, UK (2016); and Twofold with Tine Bek, Glasgow Open House Art Festival, Glasgow, UK (2015).
Special thanks to Stills Gallery (Edinburgh), Fondazione Fotografia (Modena), Hope Scott Trust Award, Denise Bonnetti and Roos Dijkhuizen.