Pencil on Paper, 9 x 1.4M
Plasticity, a term relating to both the plastic arts and neuroplasticity or the brain’s capacity to change, sees the artist continuing to experiment with a poetic and actual fluidity of form.
HD Video Excerpt 2010
From the exhibition ‘The Streaming’ at Gallery 9, December 2012
This film was originally commissioned by the Campbelltown Arts Centre and displayed as part of their 2015 exhibition The List
Scientific instruments such as the microscope, and the ‘invisible’ worlds it makes available, calls into question the reliability of our own sense perceptions.
Robin Hungerford utilizes video and performance as a means to explore narratives of the human condition, more specifically, ideas and predictions pertaining to ‘humanity’ and ‘progress’. In Sermon Wall Part 2 the evangelical rhetoric of techno-enthusiasts, with theories of transcending the body, combine with an attitude of misanthropic self-loathing to create a visualization of a future period in which we have, for better or worse, plunged deeper down the rabbit hole of our own devising.
The artist sees his inventive exposition functioning as a kind of sci-fi hypothetical futurology, a snap shot of the collective consciousness in the Internet age as well as a portrait of all that which is strange, beautiful and terrifying in relation to our technologically mediated present.
Stronger than our attraction to the electronic devices themselves is our desire to consume information, upload our thoughts and participate in the omnipresent global ʻcloudʼ of consciousness that we call the Internet. In this series of works I am attempting to visualize the virtual deification of modern technology; the self-fulfilling prophecy of a man-made god brought about by our unquestioning devotion to technological progress.