" Before and after"
march 8 - 18th
reception march 15th 6-10pm
Before and after
"Nostalgia is a product of dissatisfaction and rage. It’s a settling of grievances between
the present and the past.” -Don DeLillo White Noise
Couldn’t it be that things thrown into the mixing pot of cultural exchange inevitably
dilutes things beyond recognition? We want to change the world but ultimately that
voice is just a rock in a river slowly being worn down and reshaped.
All the work comes out of misgivings with things like: American football fandom,
conceptions of work ethic, the cultural value of labor, saints, pigs, popes, the ongoing
trial of a housewife turned alleged terrorist, and hobby kits. Many of these things will get
absorbed into the cultural mythology of the future. I want to play with what details might
survive a game of historical telephone.