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Taylor White: Laocoön and the Algorithm
September 4, 2020 - August 8, 2021
September 4, 2020 – August 8, 2021
Street Gallery Mural Project
“The mural interprets the Greek sculpture of Laocoön, notable because of its visceral depiction of human agony with no apparent power or reward. In Virgil’s Aeneid, Laocoön was a priest of Poseidon who attempted to expose the ruse of the Trojan horse by striking it with a spear. Metaphorically, of course, the phrase “Trojan horse” has come to mean any trick or stratagem that causes a target to willingly and unknowingly invite a foe into a protected place.
Today, we live in a world where every move we make online is tracked. Using a barrage of loud and audacious images disguised as entertainment, we cavalierly accept the terms and conditions more and more of our psychological and emotional freedom in exchange for the illusion of safety and purpose.”