The end of the world as we know it

In their first collaborative exhibition, artists EA Byrne and Jamie Lau investigate our culture’s fascination with the ever-imminent End of the World

In their first collaborative exhibition, artists EA Byrne and Jamie Lau investigate our culture’s fascination with the ever-imminent End of the World…

In TEOTWAWKI: The end of the world as we know it, the FOLD Gallery in London presents a series of pieces, centring around an architectural model of a building at the point of imminent catastrophe – a nice inversion of the traditional 3D model and its promise of a bright utopian future.

TEOTWAWKI explores the way that fear manifests itself in contemporary society, be it through terrorist threat, environmental disaster or freak geographical events (ash falling from the sky, for example). We are all, say the aritsts, living constantly on the very edge of disaster. So how does that make us feel?

In addition to The Precipice, a thirteen-minute collage of scenes from disaster movies, various fictional propositions also reveal themselves brilliantly in a series of five propaganda posters also on show at the gallery. These reference the US’s colour-coded national security warning system and feature words from actual war posters with the imagery removed.

TEOTWAWKI is on until June 13 at the FOLD Gallery, 32 Fortescue Avenue, London E8 3QB. See foldgallery.com.

 

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