The Disconnect: 21st Century FlintStones
- When 10 Nov - 14 Nov 2015
Cnr Oxford St and Greens Rd, Paddington
Tues to Sat, 10am-5pm
Alexandra Byrne's Master of Fine Arts examination exhibition The Disconnect: 21st Century FlintStones takes from its comic namesake “the modern stone-age family” and observes cultural inversions of our present day in “the stone-age modern family” which is arguably technologically advantaged yet psychologically subjugated to its every consequence.
The selection of work in the exhibition highlights a psychophysical distancing referred to as 'The Disconnect', between what we see and what we experience within the context of the whim of our own behaviours and the convenience of objects with which we surround ourselves.
In many futuristic projections of human society, technology is often venerated as the quintessential driving force of our continued prosperity, even salvation. This research has examined in the mundane technology of the present how individuals respond to climate change (social, political and environmental), when exposed to a ‘scales of magnitude’ experience. Impacts from the local to the global may be made clear.
In this view, artworks become the flint stones that encourage a personal engagement with the 'Carbon Debate' and climate science data through a heightened awareness and critical review of the physical and non-physical places we inhabit, and our simultaneous disconnection from and connection with them.