future perfect by Will Wiebe

materials: photographs

future perfect uses photography to open the moment in which the idea of a thing arises from its imperfect repetition. A JPEG undergoes thousands of rotations and the picture quality degrades, like the drifting imprecision of an action repeated day after day. Photoshop artifacts expose the hidden timeframe of postproduction. Invented landscapes erode the trustworthiness of vision. Working in black-and-white recognizes the art-historical and personal contexts that site the photograph’s viewer: as an aesthetic choice, it recalls both the lineage of photography and the reductive tonal world of our minds. Together, the images lodge a political and spiritual protest against a culture that attempts to circumscribe the infinite, questioning the ability of one moment to stand in for another and pushing viewers to explore the distance between their minds and the reality they filter.

Ernesto Neto and his protege Evandro Machado  created this massive installation at the Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo  last year.

Photos courtesy of DesignBoom 

From the artist:

the valorization of the human is about productivity over humanist qualities, the closer to machines, the better it is. madness has been part of society, something that must be controlled, hidden by medication as if it were the right thing to do, but right for whom? the world is full of passion; it is a little madness that lives inside and around us….we need it!’