Barry W. Hughes

Barry W. Hughes

Work from End of Time.

Hughes got in touch with me recently to share his new project he also runs SuperMassiveBlackHole, which is well worth the read.

“According to archaeological evidence found at many of Santorini‚Äôs ancient sites, the first human presence on the island is situated back to the Neolithic Period and it is believed the island hosted an important civilization around 3600 BC. Santorini was victim to an enormous volcanic eruption in 1500 BC. The eruption was so powerful that many consider it to be the main cause of the destruction of the great Minoan civilization on the nearby island of Crete. As a result of the eruption, the centre of Santorini sank, and the many earthquakes that followed destroyed a big part of the rest of the island, creating what appears to be a small island within an island. Some say the destruction of the island and the legend of Atlantis are connected.

Hughes chooses everyday objects and situations to explore ideas such as incidence, coincidence and accident, motivated by a desire to understand the tension between the intentional and unintentional gesture. Many of his works are based on the reinterpretation of social, scientific or psychological histories and models which ultimately pertain to his overall practice. ” – Barry W. Hughes

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