Know No Now

TSI/Harland Snodgrass Gallery, Harder Hall, Alfred University, NY

February 27-March 12

Know No Now by Karl Erickson is an animation of two puppets, Jelly Pop and Perky Jean, struggling to figure out how to live beyond the present moment of extraction-based capitalism and the resulting environmental destruction. Working through fear (of language, of the other, of time, and of the self), Jelly Pop and Perky Jean arrive at a mental space in which they imagine themselves outside of time, no longer ego driven, and having a long view of existence. The animation is preceded by a lengthy countdown, setting the stage for an alternative sense of time.






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