Sunday, 6 March 2011

S U P E R N A T U R E

Artist Matthew Stone asked me to contribute a written title for an imaginary show to take place at the ICA entitled THE NEXT 100 YEARS, as part of the 2011 ICA fund raising gala.  I came up with
'S U P E R N A T U R E', which came to me via a disco song by Cerrone.

'Once upon a time 
Science opened up the door
We would feed the hungry fields
Till they couldn't eat no more'







'S U P E R N A T U R E' conjures up ideas of lost studies, diagrams and landscapes. Future scientific breakthroughs in communication, personal appearance, modifying nature to suit human needs and aesthetic. 

'But the potions that we made
Touched the creatures down below







And they grow up in a way

That we'd never seen before'

Gainsborough


Angus Fairhurst


Simon Popper


'They were angry with the man
Cause changed their way of life
And they take their sweet revenge
As they trample through the night'




Richard Long

'For hundred miles or more
You could hear the people cry
But there is nothing you can do
Even God is on their side
(God is on, God is on, God is on their side)'


Wolfgang Tillmans


Live sex life drawing class with porn star Ashley Ryder











'Cars will break the light
Come flowing in the air
The creature will decide
Who goes where'

Installation from Scottee
Adham Faramawy


R.I.B. REST IN BEEF

Film by Angel Rose and Owen Parry







'How can I explain







Things are different today
Darkness all around
No one makes a sound
Such a sad affair'
No one seems to care'



cindy sherman



Marc Quinn - Buck Angel

Orlan










Martin C De Waal


'Better watch out
There's no way to stop it now






You can't escape
It's too late
Look what you've done
There's no place that you can run
The monsters made
We must pray'

Victorian venus

Hans Bellmer


Sue Webster, Tim Noble


'Maybe nature has a plan
To control the ways of man
He must start from scratch again
Many battles must he win
Till he earns his place on earth'

Installation Paul Kindersley

Yoko Ono  light installation


'Like the other creatures do
Will there be a happy end
Now that all depends on you'

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