Joe Hambleton, Production Design I, 2008
Sounds for the Post-Apocalyptic Man
October 18–November 22, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2–5 pm
Pari Nadimi Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Joe Hambleton, born 1982 in Windsor and based in Toronto, Canada.
Sounds for the Post-Apocalyptic Man (2008) is an installation that attempts to capture the social commentary and personal reflection that takes place within science fiction. Hambleton references the Cyber Punk genre of Science Fiction, creating his vision of a futuristic Dystopia that reflects the conflict and misinterpretation of his childhood while growing up in the suburbs of Windsor. Through the juxtaposition of a series of videos and illustrations, he imagines how a series of cultural references from early 90’s television might be reinterpreted in a post-apocalyptic future and could affect the rebuilding of society. These cultural references have been chosen to represent key points in his childhood mentality, each consecutively mapping out the imagination and misconception of the time.
Sounds for the Post-Apocalyptic Man is Hambleton’s second work in a series of installations that attempts to question what autobiographical work can be. It’s his attempt to create a narrative about himself that’s more relatable and interpretable to a larger audience, while allowing him to see the long-term influence of pop-culture on his life.
Hambleton has been showing his work internationally, recently screening his previous video series, Walking Through, in Beijing (2008), Abu Dhabi (2006), Prato (2006), and Nottingham (2006).