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Slow Movement: a Cultural Reversal

Slow Movement:a cultural reversal Featuring Ingrid McMillan A hundred years ago the Futurists celebrated speed and our technological triumph over nature. Today there is much concern about how people are adversely affected by this conquest. On one hand, scientists predict a transhuman existence where we can order a set of lungs from the organ store or download intelligence on a computer. On the other, many object to a future of science fiction. The International Slow Movement is the quiet motor that breaths life into the prophecies of McLuhan and others, who saw that human beings, not designed to live at the speed of light, are destined for an inevitable cultural reversal. My paintings are about this reversal. Youth engaged against the speedy Muybridge figures celebrates the survival of nature in the face of technological acceleration. I am inspired watching young people choose balance over a stringent work ethic, relationships over achievements, and refinement over material things. They are endorsing Slow: calm, receptive, intuitive, in favour of Fast: controlling, aggressive, hurried, impatient. These paintings are an investigation into sustaining the human in humanity. Event Dates October 15 - October 26, 2010 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Address Organization: Cre8ery Gallery Cre8ery Gallery, 2nd fl. - 125 Adelaide Street Hours Opening reception:Friday, October 15 @ 7pm - 11pm.Regular hours:Tuesday - Saturday @ 12noon - 5pm, Monday & Thursday @ 6pm - 10pm.Exhibition closes:Tuesday, October 26 @ 5pm. Accessibility Yes Contact Information Phone: 204.944.0809 URL: Ticket Information Free admission Back. Event Details. Location: 125 Adelaide Street
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