This art installation appropriates the life affirming ‘yes saying’ philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche through an exploration of James Joyce’s novel ULYSSES. It explores ‘virtue ethics’ as an underlying character style or mentality that informs the way you act in the world; as well as looking at how ethics and aesthetics can be combined to affect the way people feel, think and act in the world.
Affirmative 1 was originally designed for Peckham Square where it was installed on pillars over a 20 metre span. For the collaboration with the Lubomirov / Angus-Hughes gallery, the three street signs were compressed into a much closer framework. This has created a series of off-set parallel lines between the signs, leading to an enhanced conceptual and visual energy field within the art work.
(Affirmative 1, exterior wall art installation facing Lower Clapton Road, at the Lubomirov / Angus-Hughes gallery, 28/11/2016 - 10/01/2017)
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