James Clar | The Bravery of Being Out Of RangeAthr Gallery17 May – 11 Jun 2011
James Clar is an American visual artist who uses technology as a medium to critique the dissociative affects of technology itself.
James Clar, media art, lighting art, light art, pop art, interactive art, led art, minimal, installation, 3d cube, jamesclar, light and space, new media, American visual artist, medium, dissociative, disruptive technology, technology
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We live in a world where the golden arches are the most recognisable icon and a mere poke replaces a hug. This global system of intertwining networks creates a double edged sword. On the one hand, it has eroded any sense of authenticity and individuality and created an ethic of mass consumption and social irresponsibility. On the other hand, it presents an unparalleled democratising tool. This speed and ease of access in the recording and spreading of information has allowed for transparency and paved the way for bottom up change.

 

Our globalised world dictates a predetermined range, within which we find socially acceptable ways of being and seeing.  Through art and discourse, such notions are bravely challenged and questioned, hence the Bravery of being out of range.

 

This exhibition features works by James Clar, Manal Al Duwayan, Abdulnasser Gharem, Babak Golkar, Hassan Hajjaj, Pouran Jinchi, Ahmed Mater, Yara El Sherbini, Sami Al Turki and Ayman Yussri. 

The Bravery of Being Out Of Range

Athr Gallery
17 May – 11 Jun 2011