Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The erosion of cultures – and of “culture” as a whole - is the theme that runs through the last 25 years of Guy Larmee's artistic practice. Cultures emerge, become obsolete, and are replaced by new ones. With the vanishing of cultures, some people are displaced and destroyed. We are currently told that the paper book is bound to die. The library, as a place, is finished. One might ask so what? Do we really believe that “new technologies” will change anything concerning our existential dilemma, our human condition?