Our Apocalypse

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Mark Siebert, Our Apocalypse – Train Wreck!!!

Our Apocalypse is a series of drawings, watercolours and recordings by Mark Siebert that think about the fear of extinction simulated/stimulated by society via politics, culture and the media through the imagery and language of SimCity. Each work is a still life drawing of a computer or phone screen grab featuring a disaster/apocalypse afflicting a UK city paired with a companion song. Ranging from the realistic to the fantastic (earthquakes to Godzilla attacks), the simulation game is paralleled with the mind’s ability to imagine its own destruction.

A talk and listening of songs from Mark Siebert, based on the work will be held on Saturday 1st October at 3pm.

Artist and musician Mark Siebert works with drawing, painting and performance. He is based in London and has shown across the UK, Asia and Australia with recent exhibitions including the John Moores Painting Prize (2014), Video Platform at the Singapore Art Fair (2015) and held solo exhibitions at Greenaway Art Gallery (2014), ASC Bond House Gallery (2014) and on the streets of Homerton, London. Residencies include the Florence Trust in London (2014) and  to the Beijing Studio Centre (2012).www.marksiebert.org