Geometry of Oppression, 2018

Installation view, 2018, Space, Portland, ME

The works in this exhibition explore the parallels between bureaucracy and fascism via the appropriation and juxtaposition of images and text from archives of office furniture, fascist architecture and fashion, and the history of Nazi Germany. Shared formal characteristics between juxtaposed sets of images, such as the grid, are emphasised, in order to allude to detached efficiency, rational compartmentalisation, rigid rules, and a formal hierarchical structure, while their origin, and meaning is purposefully obscured. As a result of their juxtaposition, fluid associations between disparate narratives are created, while others are cast into doubt. This, in turn, generates a situation of ontological uncertainty that aims to ask questions about the existence of an absolute truth.

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