The enduring myth of Babel (Conduit exhibition)

Patrick McNamara

Research output: Non-textual outputs, including Creative WorksCreative Works - Original - Visual art works

Abstract

The enduring myth of Babel 2005 Digital print 180 x 110 cmThe print investigates multiple perspectives grown around a monolithic tower, looking up at the same time of looking down. It is a celebration of man to build cities and at the same time the horror of vertigo of the heights that we have come to. It reflects Babel and the pain of isolation of man from man and those that travel the Jacob's ladder/escalators seem unsure of their accomplishment when the world may just as easily be turned on its end like an egg timer to question which is the way it is to heaven and how can we made the right choice. The monolith is pure singularity in a sea of randomness. It is both the celebration of hope and a weight on your heart of some impending doom.This piece was taken from video and pieced together as a reconstruction of the possible world ' the lie, from the documenter of fact. The images were then broken down to vector or shapes instead of pixels and through that process is has degenerated where the straight lines get broken down and the strange disconnection is like a drawing and a construction of fantasy. The tower of Babel has been built and maybe we have reached heaven but the curse holds the society together and pulls it apart. Language is not everything and the city survives.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWagga Wagga
PublisherWagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery
Sizedigital print 180cm x 110cm
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventConduit Exhibition -
Duration: 30 Sep 201120 Nov 2011

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