Featuring: Kota Ezawa, Malachi Farrell, Wayne Gonzales, Emilie Halpern, Jan Mancuska, Laurent Montaron, Scott Myles, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven.
Curated by Max Henry.
Nostalgia will take a back seat as The Last Generation looks at the interplay between analog and digital.
In the included works: The body is represented as a robotic tool that receives commands from an unknown source, coldly executing movements that (strangely) emote human neuroses / Text references hypertext, physical aberrations of mass produced signage, and the structure of words as thought in constructed form and connotation / The propagandistic visual sound-bytes of the media are enlarged to a colossal scale, compounding their power to induce fear and awe / The retrieval of dreams from the database of the unconscious underscores the encoded narrative of sleep cycles and the search for their meanings / Simply animated characters move with analog-like slowness like our lowest common denominator, the consuming television viewer / A vortex of complexly layered pop imagery references western philosophers, numerology, cognitive association, and spatial perception, mirroring the brain’s synaptic response to a flood information and our ability to process it / Eastern mysticism and metaphysical transcendence are evident in the landscape where a person dematerializes. Is this a romantic gesture or a hallucinatory moment in the virtual?