Curator Sean Morris
Participating artists Natalie Rosin, Avi Amesbury, Tony Bond, Somchai Charoen, Lynda Draper, Merran Esson, Danica Firulovic, Vicki Grima, Shaun Hayes, Ingrid , Ruth Ju-Shih Li, Bronwyn Kemp, Chantal Labbe, Machico Motoi, Cherie Peyton, Simon Reece and Jo Wood.
Date 1 - 25 March 2017
Location Stanley Street Gallery, Darlinghurst (Sydney)
"The simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth - it is the truth which conceals that there is none. The simulacrum is true” - Baudrillard 1988
I’m experiencing an existential crisis. What if our world were a simulation, our creator a far more intelligent human? When technology grows to a point of sophistication where we can perform our own simulated world to observe. Does this new world we’ve birthed develop and reach a stage where an additional simulated environment is created? Generations of simulations, how are we the exception?
Maybe a more important question is: does being a simulation matter? Should we rather abandon truth to focus on meaning?
‘Simulacrum in white’ aims to present a ceramic simulation of my own creation, a white ceramic world. At times there are models of buildings we recognise from our own built environment. How do we distinguish between artefact and simulacrum? Is that question a concern anymore? What if the building is the model, while the sculpture is the architectural conclusion?