Gaffa, 2012

In brat pack, OK YEAH COOL GREAT explores the effect of geometric blocks of colour and translucent overlays as they are applied to film stills. Extending upon past ‘ready made’ work, OK YEAH COOL GREAT have appropriated the aesthetics from an era of film that was defined by a homogenized visual landscape and a recurring collective of actors. Using stills from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), Less Than Zero (1987), St. Elmo’s Fire (1985), and The Breakfast Club (1985), they aim to claim this aesthetic as their own. Interested in exploring the limits of the photographic and cinematic referent, OK YEAH COOL GREAT apply interruptions on the surface of these images as a way of shifting the control within the photographic frame from the index to the aesthetic ether.