An Invocation at a Moment of Cataclysm

2 Jun 2017 – 4 Jun 2017

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Flux Factory

New York
New York, United States

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​An Invocation at a Moment of Cataclysm, an installation of painting, projection and print by Flux Artist in Residence Jonathan Sims, is a confrontation with past and future human rituals that follow a period of uncertainty and upheaval.


We are in the midst of a truly globalized civilization, with more intimate communication between cultures than at any previous point in history.  However, instead of uniting the disparate peoples of earth, these links have multiplied our worldwide psychic energies, and driven our collective anxieties to new extremes.

In this Invocation, common forms have been abstracted to the edges of familiarity and serve as a pathway to channel our collective human psyche. Spaces and objects that were used by past generations to engage their but existential crises are again employed in our own present moment, and with an eye towards a more hopeful future.

Viewers are asked to participate in this exhibition by supplying to the artist a question, and in return will receive a customized screen print with guidance from the I Ching, or the Book of Changes. With the question, the artist will consult the Oracle and share this result with the participant for their own consideration. The prints themselves will be arranged in the installation space as an assemblage of our collective intellectual spirit.

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Jonathan A. Sims


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