MOUTHS OF ILLUSION
BEYOND THE MACHINE
Video + Physical Installation
New Zealand Fringe Festival 2020
SAT 29 FEBRUARY to SUN 15 MARCH 2020
37 COURTENAY PLACE, WELLINGTON CITY
[Courtenay Studios - 10 am to 10 pm every day
Wellington + Sydney video artists, musicians, sculptors, writers, actors NICHOLAS KEALEY and NICHOLAS FROST
Where public space for art is competitive, cliquey or tendentious, we critique the character of MACHINE –
the technological, consumerist, medial, cultural, spiritualist paradigms and propagandas of this culture.
Cut-through soundbites – MANTRAS told by big-brother guru faces – soothe a world of minimum attention-span, instant body-soul gratification, conformism to utopian beliefs, need to be ‘liked’, want for continuous superficial happiness without its necessary opposites. Big-scale VIDEO plus text, sculpture and sound deliver obsessive messaging. Sensory-emotive-intellectual lures deliver the ironies of hypnosis and alienation.
Gratify your transcendent wanting with hypnotic wise cool propagandist dystopian machine MANTRA THERAPY.