Above, Model for Monument to Ambiguity Aversion (from Monuments to the Failed Future), 2012, found t-shirts, poly filling, wood base, and house paint, 49.5” x 20” x 20". Right, Vladimir Tatlin, Model for a Monument to the Third International, 1920, documentary photograph, Moderna Museet, Stockholm.
The future envisioned by the Constructivists never materialized. Today, with the rapid acceleration of our lives borne along by technological innovation, emotion has taken the place of dreams. This and the decentralization of power makes the monument superfluous. The proposed series of public works, Monuments to the Failed Future, are anti-Modernist: phantasmagorical, bloated, and irrational.