What the Modern Era has Gained in Civility it
has Lost in Poetic Inspiration [1646, Den Haag]:

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In the exhibition What the modern era has gained in civility it has lost in poetic inspiration artist Joris Lindhout and curator Maaike Gouwenberg deconstruct the romantic and mythical image Hollywood has created of the Southern States, which are labeled ‘failed’ by neo-liberalism.

Starting from Southern Gothic literature a three month long road trip led them through the sun-suffused darkness of the chubby underbelly of America, which bulges over its bible belt. In their shiny raven Ford Explorer they examined the grounds described by writers like William Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, James Dickey, Cormac McCarthy, and Harry Crews in terms of discrimination, fundamentalist Christianity, xenophobic hillbillies, cultural deserts, poverty to name but a few.

What the modern era has gained in civility it has lost in poetic inspiration shows the Southern States through the eyes of artists, musicians and documentary filmmakers from the South, or with years of fascination.

1646
Boekhorststraat 125

2512 CN  Den Haag

interview:
http://southerlygold.tumblr.com

links:
http://1646.nl/projects
uitnodiging 1646.pdf
http://metropolism.com/previews
http://downindixie.wordpress.com