Alexander Ugay + Roman Maskalev, Cosmic Uncertainty
THE DREAM OF REASON
Tom Dale, Anthony Discenza, Lauren Kirkman, Frederick Loomis, Elysa Lozano, Inês Rebelo, Alexander Ugay + Roman Maskalev
curated by the artists Elysa Lozano, Inês Rebelo
View: Thursday June 8, 4 - 6 PM
can see that the dream is built into the production of technology and
science: there is the yearning for something greater or the motivation
to create something as yet unknown that drives the production. And to
get to that next step, a creative leap beyond the rules (the known) is
necessary. A scientist in the laboratory follows a methodical process
until a certain point, when he must blindly trust his imagination of what
he might produce.
scientists processes and mechanics also become fantasies in the
public imagination, as in science-fiction. When one looks at a more or
less popular image of a near future (utopic or dystopic), it seems that
a door is open to immense imaginative possibilities. Technology opens
that door through which we are seeing a hyperbolic distortion of the present.
What we see in the present then is the belief in technology to usher in
project is set up as an experimental laboratory where the field of science,
technological devices and rigorous processes are to be found in the same
place as fantasy and dreams. The work examines these spheres in their
analogous role as tools, but the discrete moments of clarity in individual
works fizzle and crack against each other, distorting a single method
of understanding and disagreeing on the end result.
Elysa Lozano and Inês Rebelo
* A catalogue accompanying the exhibition will be launched at the opening.
Anthony Discenza, November
all images courtesy the artists