Although Daily Reminder is a piece of art that is not necessarily trying to convey a political message, it elicits a political discussion. Needless to say, conversations create an impact in our mind. Words can be manipulative or truthful, constructive or destructive, and positive or negative. Roschi’s work reminds us the urgency of proper education in our modern, technology-based culture that bombards us with biased information. Her art hits you at the right moment. Whether subconscious or deliberate, Roschi’s placement of her piece is ideal. Her art is an emphatic gesture that greets you to this work environment/art exhibition.
Ivey’s circles revolve around one center and they symbolize our achievements and evolution. The more time has passed by, the grander our accomplishments have become. Regardless of your belief in Darwin’s Theory of Evolution or religious theories of creation, Ivey’s piece make you wonder about the nature of the center. In spite of all the progress humankind has made, we still spin around the same center only at a farther distance. This is the point where you start examining your thoughts about the center. Is it survival? Is it humanity, compassion, or affinity? Time Map encourages you to challenge yourself. No matter how much progress humans make, some merits and “basics” remain the same.
Twist questions the inherited colonial ideologies that encourage financial and hegemonic structures. What is our relation with land? Although this question has to be a global concern, it gets more personal for indigenous people who have appreciated the land for its own sake. Twist thoughtfully reminds us how we got here and questions where we are going. Demand Aggregation is simultaneously very complex and direct in conveying its message. Twist’s concern has a lot more to consider than formal elements. His art work is reminiscent of us exploiting this land, which is a sad story of emptiness, and the loss of connection with natural sources. Ultimately, this story tells us something about ourselves and invites us to ask introspective questions about the gesture of affinity toward our fellow human beings and our natural resources.