Sedition Art Gallery

Eternal Fortune

American artist Shane Mecklenburger’s work Eternal Fortune (2014), figuratively examines virtual and symbolic luxury economies. Diamonds cascade from a simulated supernova explosion, scattering onto the screen, where the stones become a landscape of distorted geometry and virtual light.

Mecklenburger’s work explores value in contemporary society, with a particular focus on diamonds and the influence of techno-scientific culture.

The sound of an electronic wind accompanies the video. Mecklenburger’s work explores value in contemporary society, with a particular focus on diamonds and the influence of techno-scientific culture.

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SHANE MECKLENBURGER

Shane Mecklenburger is an artist exploring systems of exchange, value and investment. His work integrates sculpture, simulation, performance, romance, and video gaming. Mecklenburger: “Markets continually alter the definition and function of art. Like diamonds, art is a luxury commodity and a symbol of scarcity, emotion, investment, taste and labor. My work collaborates with these systems to explore what we value and how we value it.”

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