[NetBehaviour] Hearts and Minds.

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Wed Jun 16 14:01:05 CEST 2010

Hearts and Minds.

Jon Fawcett

The works of artist Jon Fawcett exhibited in the Blade Galleries are a 
series that test the interfaces between the boundaries of artistic 
production, dissemination and reception. The inventory of materials used 
in his works reads like a crossword puzzle made from the remains of the 
remixed narratives of JG Ballard and Philip K Dick. In a near future 
moment, an artist wakes in a lucid dream. His ideas have become avatars 
in a work of art sponsored by the CIA. The viewer is invited into this 
liminal space to unravel the threads and read blogs posted by others who 
have had supernatural experiences.

Fawcett’s use of extensive research into tropes of conspiracy and media 
cults have allowed him to bring into focus the fuzzy logic of new age 
mysticism that is proliferating in the era of networked consciousness. 
His sculptures, video and performances exude a menacing technical 
precision and seduce with a spectrum of alluring colours but these are 
aesthetic camouflage to cloak ideas that question the nature of the 
mediated reality or as the artist says, ‘a fabric of contemporary 

In this delicate weave in which ephemeral ideas become locked into the 
history of material technologies from surveillance drones to kevlar 
weave, the artist uses strategies that simulate those which have become 
common in the uncanny world in which we live, paralleling activities 
such as business, politics and war, and operating on a dispersed, global 

Where: A Foundation, 67 Greenland St, Liverpool L1 OBY
When: Fri 2 Jul – Sat 14 Aug 2010, Tue–Sat 12-6pm
Associated Events: Preview Thu 1 Jul 2010
Special Performance Sat 3 Jul 2010
Further Details - http://www.afoundation.org.uk/

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