Monday, 24 October 2011
Spectacle at Supersonic
I was one of the six artists invited to respond to this year's theme of 'Spectacle.' Each of our response was exhibited at the market place by the cake stall...so you could gorge y'self silly while marveling over some spectacular imagery...
The term references the Roman practice of staging circuses, and the famous Roman elite philosophy of "Bread and Circuses."
The purpose of the spectacle was to maintain civil order during times of social and economic uncertainty.
It operates in two contexts simultaneously.
On one hand, it refers to high culture performances where audiences are drawn to an impressive visual accomplishment. This context coexists with its reference to low cultural shows operating in a 'folk' environment.
And this was my contribution... ^
Here are links to the other 'spectacular' artists...