Thursday, 6 July 2017

2017 Jan Cleveringa- Doin the Math- Sculpture

'Doing the Math' is a factory and commodified looking sculpture made from recycled materials using a dispersed angular form talking about technological rebirth, change by stealth, slow cultural change and waste-renewal much likened to a "zero sum game".

"In game theory and economic theory, a zero-sum game is a mathematical representation of a situation in which each participant's gain or loss of utility is exactly balanced by the losses or gains of the utility of the other participants.

(2017: Zero-sum game - Wikipedia.

The artwork is made from fluorescent light bulbs which are being slowly replaced by new LED technology. The artist recognizes and points to the change, as an idea whereby the change is occurring almost insidiously by stealth and unknown, as generally only a few people in society recognize the global change that is occurring and its potential impact socially in our culture and subsequently in people's lives and it's affect when digesting, sharing and refashioning the environment thus impacting unconsciously on identity.

Furthermore, the artist explores ideas around waste and sustainability and a Call to Action regarding 'Green Power' and it's parameters.

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