DOWN TO EARTH - Don Albert
Artwork available at the show - is in orange - please click on the titles if you would like to order any of the art
As the climate crisis intensifies, climate migration and climate refugees bring spatial pressure to each and every society on earth, raising difficult questions around citizenship, land ownership, and fundamental human rights.
Whereas the scientific world has put forward quantum theory about the ability of particles - and therefor objects - to be in two different places at once, or two different objects occupying the same space at once (Young’s Double Split Experiment and the theory of SUPERPOSITION ~ whereby reality only exists as a fix once observed), Don Albert presents a uniquely South African landscape of weather and Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena events, wherein pop-culture timeframes, places and objects collide, cohabit and simply exist, side by side, and/or one-on-top-of-the other.
By visiting diverse epochs of South African painting, and indeed through a body of work that employs a range of multimedia, animations, hand-painted signage, artificial intelligence created imagery and physical installations, a cocktail of simultaneous realities begs the question: could humanity not embrace the notion of Superposition and learn to accept that others exist, along with us, share with others, and simply be kind to one another?