ARS ELECTRONICA 2008
Featured Art Scene exhibition: Technology of the techno mind
Lentos KunstMuseum, Linz (AT)
Fuck Me Now Or Lose Me Forever draws form disparate sources-biology, technology, and pop culture.
The bird-like forms relate to a mating ritual of eagles in North America. These birds fly high, joining in an embrace that causes them to fall dangerously towards the earth only separating seconds before hitting the ground, then effortlessly soaring back into the air repeating this mating ritual tirelessly for hours. This repetitive process lends itself to the basic logic and movement within the sculpture. The biological impetus for this work is now translated into a language of wire and electromechanical pulses. The title of this piece is a bastardization of a quote from the movie Top Gun. In the movie, the love interests courting ritual is interweaved with the rising and falling of the jet fueled aircraft flying for the US military. As human dominance of the air, earth and sea becomes more complete how do the systems that have guided organic creation in the past seep into our current techno reality?