Arcadia uncovers some unpleasant truths about idealized pastoral landscapes.
Ever feel like screaming?
Inspired by Plato's cave analogy, this underground video explores the inevitable consequences of over-enlightened ambition. The manipulator of ideological systems attempts to refine out impurities only to be undermined by chaotic blowback.
The architect of ideology attempts to design a rationale to exist within the ambiguous territory located between "is" and "ought" and discovers that he has encountered an unresolvable dilemma.
Perhaps mining is the perfect metaphor to describe Modernism. From the earth came the fuels and ores that drove the Industrial Revolution and created the modern age. The act of mining the earth demands an adversarial stance, setting mankind in opposition to nature. This video is an exploration into that relationship, using footage shot during the decade the artist spent underground as a miner.