Is That All There Is?
I've curated a screening programme about the failed apocalypse that will be showing at Import Projects in Berlin Friday April 12. The artists involved are David Blandy, Robert Boyd, Chris Dorland, Benedict Drew, Ian James Marshall and Myles Painter.
Friday April 12
IMPORT PROJECTS, Keithstrasse 10, 10787 Berlin
The word Apocalypse comes from the Greek ‘Appo’ and ‘Kalyptow’ – meaning un-covering or un-concealing. The end of the world is thus depicted as a disaster that reveals truth in some form. The veil of banal existence and normality thrown aside. A phenomenon grew around the year 2012, that the world would end or be greatly transformed. The anti-climax following this non-apocalypse is the inspiration for this screening event. The films here examine and reflect our fascination with disaster scenarios, the aftermath of nuclear warfare, the gothic sense of the monstrous that lies beneath our relationship with technology, and the sheer physical desire to watch the world explode.