OPENING Thursday, JANUARY 9, 2014
(show runs through February 8, 2014)
Blitz! Second Thursday Artswalk is
January 9, 2014 w/DJ Res (of Flux) Danceparty 9-1am.
// FREE ART RAFFLE ~ WIN ART! //
About the raffle: Say the SECRET WORD when you order a drink and for every drink you get a free raffle ticket. The secret word is “LOL.” Additional tickets can be purchased for $1.
In itself, the medium of neon is the forebear of the device’s screen you are reading this on. Since its first discovery, neon has been instrumental in the development of: high-voltage indicators, helium-neon lasers and most importantly, the television tube. It is my belief, concurrent with its inherent property of implied expression, that neon technology gave rise to the idea of presenting illuminated information behind a glass screen.
So that, without this seemingly archaic process and the distant cliffs it helped expose, we wouldn’t have developed the display-dependent, digitally immersed culture we exist in. Indeed, we would not be reading this on a monitor, laptop, tablet or iPhone. And we certainly wouldn’t have the ability to render our thoughts in such impactful, yet entropic ways across the social media ecosystem.
If IDOL THREAT was a way to make the real digital, then MMXIV is the inverse. It’s an attempt to establish post human identity in a civilization of spectacle defined by fear, doubt and isolation beset by the search for meaning. Always unsure what to do with it. Except to take a selfie.