MASS Presents at Big Medium
Opening with Special Performance: Saturday, June 5, 8-11 PM
Gallery Hours: M, T, TH, F 10 AM-4 PM, W 7-9 PM, SA 12-5 PM
In the years 2009-2015, the Totally Wreck Production Institute conducted a series of experiments investigating the qualities and curiosities of technological foreplay. Visions of progress and product were set aside, and instead, the identity of failure was sought out as a milestone containing shrouded and inherent success. Inconclusive dilemmas became holy events with hidden meaning and techno-spiritual meditations. The romance of technology within the members of the institution shed the layers of traditional clinical procedure, and instead, anarchic and unorthodox practices became felicitous excursions. Investors quickly ceased their funding of these experiments, based on an overwhelming fear that the institute’s pursuit of scientific conquest appeared to be slipping deeply into the palms of the psychotic/avant-garde.
However, in the eyes and brains of the institute, the reward of failed experimentation unveiled the antithesis of post-evolutionary change, as well as the capacity of love to undue ones’ own estate. “This is the foreplay of our own cognitive architecture,” declared one of the institute’s head scientists.
Alas, The Totally Wreck Production Institute is proud to present evidence of failure in these technological dark ages. The findings in these experiments were varied, but one fact remained consistently clear: IN SCIENCE, THE LION SLEEPS WITH THE LAMB.