“The purpose which guided him was not impossible, though supernatural. He wanted to dream a man; he wanted to dream him in minute entirety and impose him on reality.”
-Borges, The Circular Ruins
In Scott Gelber’s exhibition, DOOM II: Hell on Earth, Gelber invites audiences to “kneel at the altar of The Teenage God, peer into the secret window, visit the Omega-mega-church food court, exit through the gift shop into the starless wasteland.” Gelber’s work in video, performance and sculpture combine shamanistic and spiritual imagery with the tropes of consumer culture. At 8 pm on the opening night, Gelber will launch the exhibition with a special performance.
Scott Gelber is an artist who lives and works in Austin. “DOOM I” was presented in May 2012 as part of the Sound + Vision program at the UT Visual Art Center. Gelber received his BFA from University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA and he currently serves as Assistant Director of Special Projects for the State of Eternity II. More work can be viewed at stateofeternity.com