These digital sculptures by Jon Rafman belong to his project ‘New Age Demanded’ – accompanied by an extract from Ezra Pound’s poem Hugh Selwyn Mauberly:
The age demanded an image
Of its accelerated grimace,
Something for the modern stage,
Not, at any rate, an Attic grace;
. . .
The “age demanded” chiefly a mould in plaster,
Made with no loss of time,
A prose kinema, not, not assuredly, alabaster
Or the ‘sculpture’ of rhyme.
There’s an obvious and magnificent sense of exploration that runs throughout Montreal-based artist Jon Rafman’s work. His other works include the project ’9 Eyes’ showcasing unbelievably awesome shots found in Google Street View’s recordings.
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