Original Image by Noah Freidman-Rudosky for the New York Times | Photo Composite

Lithium Salt Flats, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Art as Infrastructure, Unknown Body of Reality and the Scale of Potential

The Information Age has progressed man beyond the need of his own physicality and yet man must still contend with the reality of his body. Through the feats of our Industrial past, man achieved the scale required of living with more than himself. The structure of his bridges, diameters of his water works, tunnels and frontiers of his road and railways are symbols of the iron infrastructure of his collective body named City.

The industrialized materials of a City’s infrastructure holds the familiarity of a public skin. The Forms of the PROTOIST Series render this collective skin for intimate encounter. PROTOIST Forms engender the physical touch of material potentiality for the collective as individual and the individual as collective. At it’s intersection, this Art as infrastructure, the body of the city and individual man are poised at an unknown – a body of reality of ceaseless potential

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