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Nihilistic Optimistic: Random Sculptures that Project Human Shadows

by Hazel Chua

At first glance, London-based duo Tim Noble and Sue Webster’s new exhibition called Nihilistic Optimistic looks like a collection of discarded junk and random wood fixtures. But shine a light on them and take a look at the shadows they’ll cast on the wall, and you will be amazed.

Nihilistic Optimistic

The exhibition features six large-scale sculptures that cast larger-than-life shadows on the wall they’re being projected on.

The art of projection is emblematic of transformative art. The process of transformation, from discarded waste, scrap metal or even taxidermy creatures to a recognizable image, echoes the idea of ‘perceptual psychology’ a form of evaluation used for psychological patients.

If you happen to be in London, drop by Blain|Southern and check out Tim and Sue’s exhibit, which will run until November 24th.

[via Colossal]





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