Monday, 3 October 2016

2016 Jan Cleveringa- "The Passing"- Hidden Sculpture Exhibition

As a contemporary artist who explores impacts of global cultural change and identity.  "The Passing", is a grave top installation sculpture made from 1,000 fluorescent light bulbs at Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, as part of Hidden Sculptural Exhibition Rookwood Cemetery 2016 that won a commended award.

The Installation is a representation about slow cultural change affecting identity, waste and renewal.
It raises further questions about time, sustainability, the environment and the machine of business which partly influences identity formation and culture. In other words, it is about recognizing the impact of changing technologies on our culture, our attitudes and social patterns and what drives these changes.

It is a slow phenomenon where most of us seem oblivious to its effects in the many areas of human interaction like industry, the home and our future. Fluorescent lighting is being replaced by LED lighting.

Will this small change influence architecture, the backyard BBQ, mining, travel and reception areas? Will it affect our social patterns?

Are we recognizing these changes and impacts?