by Alex Wisser
The Consolations of Science explored the nexus between religion and science, looking at the capacity (and I would argue necessity) of science to absorb and engage the human need for symbolic, mystical or religious experience. The baloons are “animated” by the rising heat of the candles that illuminate them.
This work was made for the first show I ever curated. The show was called No People and you can read the curator’s statement here. Artist Statement for “The Collaboration”: Someone designed the pattern on this wall. Someone painted it. Someone planted these trees. Someone decided what kind of trees and how they should be […]