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Post-Industrial Vacationland (After Aldous Huxley)

Liz Glynn2017

MASS MoCA

MASS MoCA

Responding to the notion that the machine age would bring the newly liberated population a time of great leisure, Aldous Huxley — the author of Brave New World — suggested that humans would in fact experience depression and boredom when machines replaced their jobs. Glynn creates an image of the classic, picturesque ruin with a grid of cast-iron columns removed from the museum's renovated buildings. Modified stainless steel hospital stretches-cum-lounge chairs, placed under tanning lamps, propose a post-industrial vacation wasteland, complete with stainless steel tumbleweeds.

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  • Title: Post-Industrial Vacationland (After Aldous Huxley)
  • Creator: Liz Glynn
  • Date Created: 2017
  • Location: North Adams, Massachusetes
  • Medium: Reclaimed cast-iron columns, selections from the "Neverwork" series (modified stainless steel stretchers, I.V. bags with antifreeze and liquid vitamin B12, Aqua-resin with acrylic) and the "Desert Future" series, 2017 (cast stainless steel tumbleweeds, tanning lamps)

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