'The title of the exhibition, Vox clamantis in deserto, is a biblical reference from the Book of Isaiah, meaning "the voice of the one crying out in the wilderness". Pramuhendra's work depicts the aftermath of the destruction of the world. Blurred figures emerge into the foreground, their identities concealed by oppressive gas masks. The landscape is a desolate, barren wasteland. Signs from Legoland and Universal Studios, two famous amusement parks, have collapsed into the ground. These amusement parks function both as a centre of social activity, where people congregate, socialise and come to seek entertainment, as well as embodying rapid globalisation and commercialisation. Do these toppled signs signify the fall of capitalism, contemporary consumerism and the disintegration of local communities? What is our bleak fate that lies before us?' - from publisher's website.
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Onsite

Location code 53314 (Please ask library staff for assistance)
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2013

No of pages

29

ISBN / ISSN

9789810785895

No of copies

2

Content type

artist monograph

Vox Clamantis in Deserto
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Vox Clamantis in Deserto