2016/06/24

"Science is Limited" said Dorothy Cross.

I nearly fell out of my bed as I listened to a podcast of this idiot as she described her latest artwork. Bath tubs with gold at the scum line being watched by a shark's eye which the viewer of the exhibition cannot see but must be told exists. Sorry, she may not be an idiot,
maybe she's just in bad faith, or maybe just deluded.

And then she said "Science is limited."

It's a bit of a cliché but what has science (and technology) ever given us? Everything this imposter has ever used. The building she exhibits in. The cell phone she uses. The lighting in the gallery. The bed where she sleeps. Her credit card. Asprin. Surgery. Brain surgery. Ideas beyond her paltry imagination certainly. Relativity. Knowledge of genes. Super-computers. Shrek. Images from a space beyond imagination, beyond even an artist's imagination. Presumably also the embalming used on the shark's eye. 

Maybe she's not be a detail person. Let the mere technicians do that.

Anyway let's compare once instance of what she has done with one instance of what science has done.

Artwork by Dorothy Cross


Image from the Hubble Telescope, This turbulent cosmic pinnacle lies within a tempestuous stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula.

And the sad thing is she is proud of her scientific ignorance. By luck she is making money from this stuff, but probably imagines that it is due to her concepts and skill.

(The podcast was from BBC Radio 3 Arts and Ideas. "Free Thinking - Mystics and Reality"It was saved by intelligent contributions from Joanna Kavenna and Jo Dunkley.)

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