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Evilution
Ivan Bronston

November 1 - December 30, 2007

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Installation View

 

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Installation View

Ants are awesome creatures with characteristics I have admired since I was a child.  Ants are powerful, resourceful, and loyal.  They work together for survival through blind obedience and unconscious acts.

The concept of Evilution is obedience by choice.  In the human world, we have a choice, but we have chosen to survive by consuming.  Our Queen Ant – Government, Religion, Corporations, and the Media – greedily accepts our allegiance.  The Queen is the master manipulator.  She ultimately controls her minions.  The ant mound hides the excesses of our material culture.  It exposes the waste of fictitious, promised rewards sustained through the media and permitted through our lack of care.  The goal of humanity should be to unite for the common good through conscious acts.  Seduced by the media, we become powerless and compliant.  The guns and cannon symbolize our defense, but they also represent those we victimize.  The robotic movements of the weapons enable the random and planned selection of victims.

So, who are the guns pointing at now?  Who is pointing them?  It is only a matter of time before they point at you.

Ivan Bronston

 

The Waste of Material Culture
(Ant Mound w/ Motorized Tank) - Detail

Mixed Media, Steel, Wood, Cinders
approx. 16' diam. as installed

 

detail

detail

The Waste of Material Culture
(Ant Mound w/ Motorized Tank) - Detail

Mixed Media, Steel, Wood, Cinders
approx. 16' diam. as installed

The Waste of Material Culture
(Ant Mound w/ Motorized Tank) - Detail

Mixed Media, Steel, Wood, Cinders
approx. 16' diam. as installed

detail

ants

Drones of Humanity
(Ants) - Detail

Mixed Media, Aluminum, Bronze
approx. 11" x 11" each ant

Drones of Humanity
(Ants) - Detail

Mixed Media, Aluminum, Bronze
approx. 11" x 11" each ant

ants

ant

Drones of Humanity
(Ant) - Detail

Mixed Media, Aluminum, Bronze
approx. 11" x 11" each ant

Drones of Humanity
(Ants) - Detail

Mixed Media, Aluminum, Bronze
approx. 11" x 11" each ant

ants

ants

Drones of Humanity
(Ants) - Detail

Mixed Media, Aluminum, Bronze
approx. 11" x 11" each ant

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