GaGe & The Bones of Napier

David Clark

1997, English


GaGe is a hybrid installation involving old home-movie footage and computer based hypertext. The project investigates questions about technology and the culture of science from the modern period ( the Industrial Revolution to the Second World War). Particular emphasis is on the myth of technological determinism, investigating the history of technological accidents and the social use of technology as influenced by nationalism and capitalism. GaGe draws on the Periodic Table, the development of the railroad, the history of Atomism, photography, cinema, Dada and Surrealism, and Walter Benjamin. The on-line component will be developed during the exhibition.

The Bones of Napier
was originally exhibited as part of "public Good" at the art Gallery of Windsor, August 1997.

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