Silkscreen on clayboards with recycled tire rubber flocking
Printed by: Noah Breuer of 2 by 2 Press, Brooklyn, NY
Full-scale dimensions variable, 24"w x 18"h each panel
Part of the New Mythologists: The Three Horsemen of the Apocalypse series.
Seen here installed at the Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, NC.
New Mythologists: The Three Horsemen of the Apocalypse is an innovative, site-specific installation that moves beyond memory, beyond recollection, to strive for new possibilities. What happens to this end-of-the-world myth when it fails to deliver what it has promised? Can we rearrange and repurpose it to suit the needs of the new millennium?
This work creates a world of new myth through which the viewer is better able to analyze and understand the predominant influence The Corporation has over our visible and invisible day-to-day realities. What was once controlled by organized religion has been usurped by The Corporation. No longer is the end game salvation. Now it is consumption and personal profit. The New Mythologists series will not only focus on heightening awareness of The Corporation’s control but will also offer brief glimpses of hope for a world not dominated by The Corporation; mythology usurped by the people.
WAR is represented by: Defeated/Amputees (WAR); comprised of over 200 silkscreened, black and white prints on clayboard. It uses an experimental silkscreening process: flocked prints using recycled tire rubber shavings. This Baroque-inspired, wallpaper pattern confronts the viewer with the obvious correlation between war and pattern.
Though responsible for similar physical deformities as militaristic war, the type of war that is represented in Defeated/Amputees (WAR) is war waged by The Corporation upon the working class. This inference is dependent upon an understanding of the process behind the creation of the imagery. An understanding of the process is important for a more powerful appreciation of the work, though it can be appreciated solely for its aesthetic value. This process will be revealed during the FAMINE performance.