Medium: Low-Fire Clay, Plaster, Computer Parts, Laboratory Glassware, Brick, Plywood, Ipomoea Batatas / Year: 2015.
In 2050 the world was flooded. Once the water subsided, future generations discovered a series of humanoid remains. I archived these ephemeral manifestations and played the role of a future archaeologist. The detritus I collected was found in a technological dumping ground, a place haunted by the toxic remnants of our digital addiction. People pillaged these locations and left behind skeletal structures, reminiscent of angelic forms.
The objects presented here are the specters of our overzealous consumption. The sculptures are shaped by clay and computer fragments, congealed in white plaster. This convergence of mediums depicts decomposing angelic corpses. Separate from the statues, I archived fragments of the angel cadavers in a series of glass vessels. Tuberous formations sprout from these receptacles, life growing from humanities decay. Hidden among the statues is a dismembered computer screen. Images are projected on its surface, humanoid figures intertwining with the clay and plaster. The apparitions cement our present responsibility to this future disaster, for we are complicit in the destruction.
Earth/clay is a mythical source of creation of humanity. Among the technological wreckage, humans become alien. These visitors from the future-past present a materialized reminder of the populations we consider invisible or subhuman. The white walls of the gallery solidify the memories hidden in the no man’s land of representation. In order for these visitors to be allowed into our reality, it is necessary for them to be institutionalized within the museum space. By resurrecting peripheral histories from the future, I am making them present and thus visible.
++ Title of Show: “#Impermanence: Senior Year Seminar Fine Art Exhibition.” Location: Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, Canton NY. Date: April 24th, 2015 - May 30th, 2015.wood, Ipomoea Batatas / Year: 2015.