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Car Nuggets GL

In all her work, Piccinini is interested in the way that contemporary technology is creating a world where the supposed dichotomy between the artificial and the natural is no longer real or relevant. In other works she has created baby trucks, mutant designer babies, genetically engineered animals and computer-generated landscapes. With Car Nuggets, she takes a slightly different track, attempting to synthesise the essence of consumer desire and seduction in the form of the car stripped of all function. However, she never tries to lecture her audience about what is right and wrong in the world, but rather she explores the ways in which so much of our increasingly hybrid world is simultaneously right and wrong. Piccinini loves her Car Nuggets but acknowledges that their beauty is only as deep as their toxic automotive paint surfaces and hollow fiberglass shells. Eddie Berg and Jo McGonigal

Date

14 September – 24 November 2002