Pinball Communion

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Tyler Mallison, Pinball Communion (Detail), 2014
Pinball Communion, 2014)
Mixed Media (Monochrome prints on paper, structured paper board, paper, graphite, tape, nails, felt, foam, paint, found cut glass chalice), 200 x 75 x 20cm /  Installation view, Autocenter Contemporary Art Berlin, Germany

 

Tyler Mallison, Pinball Communion (Detail), 2014
Pinball Communion (2014), detail 
Tyler Mallison, Pinball Communion (Detail), 2014
Tyler Mallison, Pinball Communion (Detail), 2014
Tyler Mallison: Pinball Communion, 2014
Pinball Communion (2014), Installation view, Autocenter Contemporary Art Berlin, Germany
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Starting with Alfred Korzybski's a map is not the territory, Pinball Communion explores the contemporary position of institutional structures using non-secular architecture, found imagery, 3D drawing and objects to prompt questions of the game.
 
'The institution. A Machine. We become baptised, succumb to its doctrines, kneel before its glory, its beliefs. We will no longer be pagans or primitives, forced to wear the earth. No, it will feed us what we must know. It will shape our direction and ensure that we are reminded of the base alternative should we falter. Traps exist at every corner. And opportunities for salvation.'
- The Artist
 
 
CELESTE PRIZE 2014
Pinball Communion selected for short-list by Artist-Curator Pedro Vélez (Painting & Drawing)