The fate of the industrial culture
with Donna Lytle
and Theo Angell
Nostalgia fuels our history. Our resource story is magnificent in its industrial glory and design fabrication. Objects from the past quake with significance. How do we remember and not mourn? How do we reconcile our past with our future?
In gathering remnants of our past in metal dumps and industrial graveyards, antique stores and old garages we pare down and succinctly frame our cultural remains. What have we inherited as cultural artifacts? What rests on the surface? As scavengers we consult Lachesis ; an oracle along the way.
Lachesis talks to us of habitual behaviours. Behaviours that point the way, that make our past slightly less nostalgic and slightly more redundant….
Lachesis, from Greek antiquity, determines destiny; the length of the thread of life. Here, Lachesis talks of industrial culture. How long, what choices?
Ring her bells, what incantations?
What combinations? What chorus?
What irony in Sorry? What destiny awaits?
Too Hot | global warming?
Spare Change | disparity?
Go to Hell | dogma, judgement?
How Much | materialism?
Blue Shoes | consumerism?
Get Drunk | dominance, repression?
You Lose | competitive paradigm?
Go Fish | arrogance of presumptions against loss of nature?
Main Dish | gluttony?
Don’t Cry | lack of responsibility?
Quick Snooze | sleep deprivation of growth paradigm?
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