Our blinding technology

The theme for this exhibition is a solemn representation of nature and technology. It represents the division between the two and how we have become separated from being able to see nature as it should be. It starts with a picture representing how our generation today sees the world, only through the screen of our cell phone. The exhibition grows darker as it explains how we are lacking the experience of nature in our everyday lives. Without experiencing nature, we become disconnected from the big picture of what it is really like to enjoy life. Being attached to technology causes us to miss out on the little things that end up meaning the most. We often find that when we do experience something incredible, we pull out whichever device will capture the best picture. We need to just live the moment, rather than always trying to capture it. A picture is worth a thousand words, but feeling the whole experience will last a lifetime.

 

The quote I chose from Walden explains that we should use what we have within ourselves and not always externals to display art. We are limiting ourselves to technology rather than going out and exploring for our own sake. I chose Lucretius because he explains our body and mind. Body and mind should be paired together, but with the lack of nature we express, it is as if we leave mind behind. I chose a painting of a mirror to show that sometimes our biggest problem with externals is our self. We are the ones that are stopping us from getting out and experiencing the real world without being behind a cell phone or device. And lastly, our generation is accepting the fact that it is alright to live behind technology and remain unable to recognize what is all around us. 

We only see through our phones, and not what's around us.
“We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones.” (Walden, 175) The birds aren't causing blindness, but rather showing that you shouldn't be blind to nature.
We cannot see how technology is debilitating those around us because we are slowly becoming blind from the technology we use day in and day out. Without technology, we become fragile and feel like we cannot function.
It's captioned "Watering Dead Trees", the trees represent nature, but technology sometimes takes away what makes us feel alive connecting to nature.
“Body and mind are born together- we sense that this is true- and they mature together, and grow old together too.” (Lucretius,85)
"So in life our first job is this, to divide and distinguish things into two categories: externals I cannot control, but the choices I make with regard to them I do control." (Epictetus, 86)
‘’Let us express this new demand: we need a critique of morals values; the values of these values is for the first time to be called into question- and for this purpose it is necessary to know the conditions and circumstances under which these values grew, evolved and changes, especially since up to the present time we have neither known nor even desired to know these things.” (Nietzsche, 8)
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