Even if threatened with an impending apocalypse I don’t think I’d get it together to get these blog posts out in a more timely fashion… still, better to be doing than writing about doing eh?
Late last year artist extraordinaire Michael Takeo Magruder had an awesome solo show entitled De/coding the Apocalypse at Somerset House, Kings College London. The exhibition was a fascinating look at our continued fascination with the idea of the apocalypse and exploring the Book of Revelations’ prophecies in the context of a modern, science and technology-driven society. There’s a good interview about it here.
For those who weren’t able to make the show, fear not! I recently started putting together some short videos documenting each of the installations, the first two of which are available to view below – they feature video footage from myself and a few snippets from a short documentary piece by Crane.tv, as well as photographs by Jana Chiellino and David Steele. Enjoy, more coming soon…
A New Jerusalem from Michael Takeo Magruder on Vimeo.
The Horse as Technology from Michael Takeo Magruder on Vimeo.