Now Be Here: Betsy Lin Seder #291
Feeling inspired after attending the historic event Now Be Here at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. My goal is to feature every artist that attended, one artist a day. Considering the number of artists that showed up, this will take me two years to complete. I am looking forward to getting to know the work of each and every artist!
Your inspiration for the day- Now Be Here edition: Betsy Lin Seder
I am compelled by the way constructed space reveals traces of past utopian visions and present imaginations of the future. My work explores the ways that these visions of the future shape architecture, urban designs and other incarnations of style and how, in turn, those manifestations succeed, or more often than not, fail.
“Time and Space Died Yesterday” is a body of work inspired by Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1962 film, “L’Eclisse (The Eclipse)”, and the cityscape, texture, and architecture of EUR, a suburb of Rome. EUR was established by Mussolini as the site of the (never realized) World’s Fair of 1942 and the future seat of a Fascist Italian empire. In the 1950’s, it was revisited by Futurist architects who looked toward innovation and technology (rather than a heroic past) to inspire designs for a utopian city. Using “L’Eclisse” as an outdated psycho-geographic map to explore this site of intersecting and overlapping fascist and capitalist utopian visions, I created a series of still images for a new imagined narrative pieced together from fragments of “L’Eclisse”, history, modernism, utopian visions, science fiction dystopias, and personal events.
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*Betsy Lin Seder- Now Be Here LA artist #291