In contrast to the nihilistic and identity driven tendencies of post-internet art, aim’s “alch23” is inquisitive and a politically inflected questioning of the algorithm’s impact on culture. Self-image, gender, personality wobble in this extraordinary painting by aim. A cascade of gold coins, ingots and trinkets are threatened but the small neat gold bar that “The Iceman” seems to produce unpicks the convergence of scarcity and scavenging.Worthless representations of the prolonged performance activate social systems but suggest a passive psycho-emotional corporate speak may have aplomb but is not valid in itself. The individual approach and autonomy of “The Iceman’s” performance art flirt with the viewer,inviting him/her to enter the space of the possible and the fantastic.
[Kafe Smictiric,art critic]