In Raids on the Unspeakable, studies of cognitive neuroscience were pitted against Scientology, phenomenology against early theories of how man could live in space, 13th century german mystics against the so called Technological Singularity and the earliest machine drawings against proposals for Einstein’s tomb orbiting the Earth.
These four interactions were supplemented by two more films on the subjects of 9/11 in New York and a cosmological theory called the Holographic Principle. encompassing these ten works on the exhibition floor was a large silent video projection that attempted to weave together those individual threads into a coherent body – taking us through the early Russian experimental cinema of Vertov, the socio-architectural topography of modern day Taiwan, the biological nature of the virus, and the effect that Marxism had on Japanese researchers of Quantum physics.
The installation presents visitors with a large body of information which they are invited to connect together as they wish, without much overt direction or instruction from me.
The eight sections are:
I. THE IMPOSSIBLE ROOM
II. EADEM MUTATA RESURGO
III. THE PREDICTOR
IV. CLINICA NEUROL
V. L. RON HUBBARD’S OT III CONSIDERED AS AN AUTOMOBILE CRASH
VI. THRESHOLD VALUE
VII. THE HOLOGRAPHIC PRINCIPLE
VIII. TOLERANCES OF THE HIDDEN FACE
Posted by Alcuin on 2 September 2009