Artist Reveals Technology As A Contemporary Form Of Magic, And Artists Are The Magicians

October 8, 2014 2:48 PM

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Artist Reveals Technology As A Contemporary Form Of Magic, And Artists Are The Magicians

Most of us, when presented with a computer, 3D printer, smartphone or automobile, wouldn't gasp in awe or fear as if encountering some manifestation of supernatural powers. And yet, how much do we really understand the contemporary technologies that govern our daily existence? For most of us non-scientists navigating the contemporary world, we place a superstitious faith in technology without prying to understand its deeper complexities, accepting it as a sort of modern day magic.

Shamus Clisset toys with this space where science meets magic in his large-scale, 3D rendered images, transforming everyday objects into hyperreal visual explosions. His exhibition "Space God / Magic Guy" takes inspiration from science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke, who posits that magic is scienc...

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