As part of my search for a title for my exhibition I have come across an interesting article on the internet which explores the connection between Cronenberg and J.G.Ballard re: their common interest in 'the interactions between landscape, technical systems and the body. Interesting reading.
One sentence really struck a chord:
'the replacement of a reliable world of durable objects by a world of flickering images that make it harder and harder to distinguish reality from fantasy' (Christopher Lasch The Culture of Narcissism)
Quite appropriate I thought.
Thus the title for the exhibition is 'Flickering Visions'
My latest works collage images taken from old paintings, photos and media; anchoring fiction with layers of reality. Apocolyptic, dreamscapes that are colonized by the architectural fabrications of a futuristic world, they reference the search and subsequent failure by architects such as Buckminster Fuller for a new way of living, a utopian ideal, in response to the pressures on contemporary living from the effects of climate change, exploding population and shortage of planet resources.