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MICHAEL JONES MCKEAN

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The Fall, 2019

102 x 66 x 29 in | 250 x 167 x 73 cm

1000 year old pot, human bone, latex Momo mask, gas generator, atmospheric gases, analyzer and sensor equipment, computer, monitors, vitrine, steel base

The Fall is a vitrine sculpture with an arrangement of objects shrouded in air/atmosphere actively simulating the Cambrian Period - 530,000 000 years ago - the moment in which all earthly life can be traced back to a single ancestor.

Special thanks to:
Fathomers, Los Angeles; The National Endowment for the Arts; Sable Systems International; Dr. John VandenBrooks; The Arizona State University Art Museum; The Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts; Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts



The Fall, detail



The Fall, detail



The Fall, detail



The Fall, detail




The Fall, 2019