2001 Revisited - Art Institute of Chicago 2003
2001: Odyssey Revisited is a series of
images and sound extracted from DVD and digitally manipulated. The work
seamlessly combines images from 2001: A Space Odyssey with images from
popular media that reflect the events following September 11th. By intervening
in this iconographic American film and transforming it into a reflection
of the actual events of 2001, I am simultaneously commenting on our
popularized representations of the future, as well as challenging the
viewer to re-interpret our lived mythic reality of collective memory.
There is more than superficial physical resemblance between the monolith
of 2001 and the twin towers. Both monuments caused us to re-consider
our place in history, and both set off a chain of events that reconfigured
our understanding of the world.