Rather than accepting that knowledge is simply accumulated, artist Guy Laramee views the world’s knowledge as a resource that is eroded over time. In the same way that mountains slowly erode to hills, piles of obsolete encyclopedias eventually erode from sources of knowledge to objects that simply exist.
View more of Guy Laramee’s carved book art and landscape paintings at his site - guylaramee.com
Don’t believe the marketing hype of the techie types who tell you that newer is always better. Sometimes in technology, as in politics, we regress. This point will be brought home to lots of people when their hard disks crash and they find they’ve lost all of their photos of baby Tiffany forever. Photos of my children, by contrast, are safely stored in the closet in boxes of Kodachrome slides.
Craig Welch takes viewers inside a surreal, meticulously crafted world to meet a mysterious protagonist and his otherworldly visitor.
In this surreal exposition, we meet a man, obsessed with control. His intricate gadgets manipulate yet insulate, as his science dissects and reduces.
How exactly are wings attached to the back of angels?
In this invented world drained of emotion, where everything goes through the motions, he is brushed by indefinite longings. Whether he can transcend his obsessions and fears is the heart of the matter.