Gallery 2: the strictly human world

The Strictly Human World (2016)
Acrylic and LEDs

The Strictly Human World forms part of a larger project proposal that deals with notions about language and what it signifies in the context it is presented in. Appropriated from Aldous Huxley’s The Doors of Perception (1954), the quote was derived from its original context and placed into another where it has been given authority through its form as signage.

Throughout modern civilization, the most typical function of the sign has been known to convey information that will benefit viewers when it comes to understanding their surroundings or making certain cognitive decisions, yet the series of signs have an unclear dimension of reference, and leave their viewers trying to make connections between the somewhat ambiguous phrase and its physical surroundings. In this case, the sign is proposed to be erected in a kids park as well as a cemetery.