Marscrumbs wrote:Ok, this is the City as Sgt. Friday would say. Every year it's the City. But outside of Superman and Fritz Lange this year's theme just doesn't send up any obvious flares of creativity in my cranium. How about some inspiration anybody?
As someone who is currently struggling with having to cancel my installation for this year I would throw out the following ideas...
1) The invisible conflict between those who build/maintain a city and the elite that take it for granted as a playground to pursue decadence (nod to Lang's depiction of class structure.)
2) The illusion that compressing people together into minimal space is healthier than allowing individuals to explore open spaces.
3) Villages change when they become towns, when they become cities, when the grow beyond anything we have conceived/manifest as a species to date.
4) The fabrication of frameworks of appropriate behavior in order support the collective best interests of people that can not understand underlying necessity for such structures.
5) Urban vs. suburban.
6) Where we will be two hundred years for now when one hundred years ago we didn't have street lights. What will be rewired to maintain order?
7) The evolution of intoxication used to cope with with Metropolitan living.
The city as moral compass.
10) metropolitan vs rural "fashion" and aesthetic values
11) Technological necessity to enable urban progress
12) Folk art vs. Metropolitan art
Or these are the near drunken ramblings of a sad artist that doubts he will be able to contribute this year...
Captain Goddammit wrote:
Two words. Steampunk.
Victorian wrote:I almost keep thinking "Industrial Revolution" for some reason.
Industry, steele, steam, smog, skyscrapers, "sin city"-like feel to it...
Just my interpretation....
ANd yes.... Muther Effin BATMAN saving Gotham City
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