"Tom Meacham: Imaginary Landscapes No. 9"
Event Info: parislondonhongkong.com
Read Meacham's explanation for what inspired "Imaginary Landscapes No. 9," and you might think you're in for a heady show: "I thought about Brecht and 'alienation effect.' I thought about Deleuze and the construct of an assemblage, desire in the aggregate, which led me to think about Girard and mimetic desire; the appropriation of the desires of the model, to destroy, to become the model of desire." Surprisingly, what Meacham presents here is a fairly straightforward series of posters—the colors and shapes of which were created using computer algorithms. Rejecting both the "aura" of the art object and total conceptualism, the poster series is an exercise of removing ego—the artist becomes an automaton of sorts—and emphasizing process.