The description of 4CAST Art
About the exhibition:
Early mechanical animation like that of the Canard Digérateur/Digesting Duck (1739) enlisted the viewers own knowledge of digestion, ducks, and simple physics to coax a reaction of initial disbelief, to genuine curiosity or questioning, and finally a rational conclusion about something absurd. “Does the mechanical duck really digest the food? Yes, maybe, probably not…” The viewers final conclusion isn’t important, it’s the acceptance of the questions that shift the point of view from reality to a augmented reality. Absurdity has always had the power to create new ground for new insight in allowing simple truths to be set aside so that we may find new questions of the world around us. Absurdity allows us to humorously ask, “What if the moon was made of cheese”. “Where would I be if I dug a hole through the center of earth”.
What makes absurdity a wonderful tool for fearless, humorous, questioning of the world is its ability to stay clear of certain truths and thus consequences related to those truths.
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