RESISTANCE IS FERTILE / RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

text and image roberto voorbij

A standard formula in physics is R = P / I ². Or resistance equals power divided by (current times current). That this scientific formula can also be interpreted in a more moralistic way was already proven by American artist Matthew Barney. One of his adages is namely ‘resistance equals growth’. A work of art which both addresses the moral and does not shun a scientific dimension is the work ‘Resistance is Fertile / Resistance is Futile’ by Warren Neidich. Neidich offers two maxims for resistance that on the one hand can be interpreted political, see the nature of the slogans and the connotation of regulating traffic lights, and on the other hand knows a scientific basis in a reference to cognitive manipulation by commercial parties.

For an in-depth analysis visit the site of the artist. The artwork, currently installed, along the Amsterdam Stadhouderskade, on top of ‘De Inkijk’ of foundation SKOR, is on view until May 1, 2012.

Warren Neidich – Resistance is Fertile / Resistance is Futile (2012).

Warren Neidich – Resistance is Fertile / Resistance is Futile (2012).

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The Bleeding Tomato is the online sketch book of Roberto Voorbij - Visual / 3D Artist. A place for his spin-offs, new ideas, personal frustrations and fascinations. Blogging about art, sociology, technique, marketing and more…
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2 Responses to RESISTANCE IS FERTILE / RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

  1. joesix says:

    Awesome picture. I might have to steal it.

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