J. G. Bollard - Crash Artist - TAG. Installed December 2014

TAG bring you Pavement Prose...

Published in 1973, Crash was a highly controversial novel written by English author J. G. Ballard (15 November 1930 – 19 April 2009), who is perhaps better known for his war novel Empire of the Sun (1984).

In his own words "'Crash' is a metaphor for what I see as the dehumanizing elements that are present in the world in which we live. We're distanced by the nature of the society we inhabit from a normal human reaction."

The introduction to this visceral, post-modern fantasy begins:

'The marriage of reason and nightmare that has dominated the 20th century has given birth to an ever more ambiguous world. Across the communications landscape move the spectres of sinister technologies and the dreams that money can buy.'

How long will this protective structure be safe from Ballard's 'nightmare angel of the expressways'?

[Installation set in Adobe Garamond Italic]

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