Tomorrow Land and more melds architectural models with mass cultural signifiers to produce charmingly irreverent architectural icons. This is a world where high culture converses with mass-market franchises, where apocalyptic landscapes are sugar coated with brand new fittings. Where else would you find a 7-Eleven Farnsworth House, or a futuristic Le Corbusier theme park? This is the futuristic vision of Callum Morton, one of the three artists representing Australia at this year’s Venice Biennale. The first major Perth presentation of work by one of Australia’s most highly regarded artists, this show uses as its starting point Tomorrow Land, an exhibition of digital images and architectural models curated by Stuart Koop for the 11th India Triennial and toured nationally by NETS Victoria. PICA has extended the exhibition especially for Perth audiences with the addition of some of the artist’s key works and a brand new site-specific piece that startlingly intervenes with the entrance to PICA’s ground floor galleries. Tomorrow Land and more will jab at the monotony of your every day environment and suspend you in an almost-plausible reality. See tomorrow’s world today.
Tomorrow land and more | 5 July - 21 August
- Callum Morton
5 July – 21 August, 2007
Wednesday 4 July, 6pm