TRUTH AND PARADISE
JESSICA CURRY & LUCIE MCINTOSH
The concept of paradise creates in our consciousness a moment of immateriality. It conjures visions of an idyllic landscape, a place of extreme happiness, beauty, luxury and fulfilment. Paradise (in a biblical sense) is also the seat of desire — the origin of the seductive tug at the back of ones’ mind for more. It is unsurprising that this idyllic landscape is used within consumer culture as a visual cue for immaterial engagement, a driver for desire. The so–called ‘truth’ always falls short of our fantasised vision (our paradise). For Truth and Paradise the artists utilise their shared engagement with landscape and representation as a springboard to explore the complexities of idealism and the role that seduction and beauty plays in the construction of our everyday lives.