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Concerns of Sculpture & Screen
Mansudae Overseas Project, 2013, by Oliver Laric
V JVA TS E: TTTT
Do you have any idea what I just said above? It looks like some kind of cryptic code, doesn't it? In a way, I suppose it is. It is my acronym for 'Visit Jarwood Visual Arts to see Encounters: TTTT.
This is why I hate text speak; I can never understand what anyone is saying. Unfortunately, it is a sign of the times, and how technology is affecting our culture and society. That is also what Encounters: TTTT is about. So what does 'TTTT' stand for? It means 'These Things Take Time', which is an acronym phrase found on an internet search. Among others discovered were 'Too Tired To Type' and 'Too Tired To Talk' - a recurring theme these days.
At the exhibition, seven artists explore their growing concerns about the future of art due to advances in technology, changes in language, and the way images are disseminated. We used to go places to see art so that we could have a physical interaction with it. Increasingly, however, we are now seeing everything on a screen. Which is just how all these artists' sculptures are presented at Jerwood. Your encounter will be digital, from Oliver Laric's Mansudae Overseas Project of a bronze statue to Nicole Morris's, Your Love Will Fade (2012). How does this affect your appreciation of art?