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Dec
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James Clar : ‘A Moment Defined by A Point and A Line’

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James Clar’s work is a fusion of technology, popular culture, and visual information. His work explores the limitations of various communication mediums and its effect on the individual and society. Focusing on the visual arts, his work often controls and manipulates light – the intersection of all visual mediums.

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‘Boom’
Fluorescent lights
85 x 120 cm
2011
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‘A Moment Defined by A Point and A Line’
30 cm x 42 cm x 20 cm
Acrylic, CCFL
2010
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‘A Moment Defined by A Point and A Line’
30 cm x 42 cm x 20 cm
Acrylic, CCFL
2010
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‘A Moment Defined by A Point and A Line’
30 cm x 42 cm x 20 cm
Acrylic, CCFL
2010
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The pieces in this series each represent a historical assassination. They reduce a pivotal moment in history to basic math – the point of impact for each bullet and the angle of trajectory – displayed as lines of light intersecting a clear acrylic block. The people chosen for this series are Malcolm X, King Faisal, and Amadou Diallo. Malcolm X was shot 15 times during one of his speeches on black nationalism. King Faisal was shot in the head, in what’s believed to be a CIA driven assassination. Guinean immigrant, Amadou Diallo was shot at 41 times by police, 19 of the bullets hit him, and the policemen involved were found not guilty to manslaughter. This series asks the viewer to consider the cultural impact each of these people had in their time and the lasting effects they have in present day society. It also asks the question – how would the media portray them if their killings took place today?

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James Clar : Website

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