FEAR OF A TECH PLANET
ANTHONY SAWREY – KIERAN STEWART – NICK WADDELL – ROSS TAYLOR
In this exhibition, 4 artists examine how the presence of techno phobia influences and informs their works, from a gleeful embrace of uncertainty to one of cautious optimism or suspicion.
From ancient times to the present day, the emergence of new technologies has produced both anxiety and exhilaration in the cultures affected by it. Such developments can upset our habitual familiarity with society and the environment, making the very ground beneath us appear to melt into air.
Consequently it brings about a broad range of reactions; from a strident rejection of the new to maintain equilibrium, conflicting with the urge to embrace the shiny, mysterious and exciting. Fear of a Tech Planet encapsulates these contradictions.