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Paisley Art Institute 131st Annual Exhibition | John Walter |
September 7 @ 8:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm
The Fourth Wall is a 360° immersive video exhibited in Virtual Reality. It builds on my work in animation, painting and hospitality and abbreviates these approaches into a new kind of maximalist aesthetic. A repertoire of images and slogans are conjoined that include the paisley pattern (buta), songs that I have performed and references to the architecture of Aberdeen where the work was first exhibited. The artwork reflects on my interest in how evolutionary biology (genetics) can be used to think about the transmission of cultural forms (memetics).