Exhibition - Military Gallery
We discovered a real contradiction in our research: for better and worse, the military project continues to be one of the most powerful engines of technological innovation and design. From the microwave oven to space exploration, from civilian aviation to the Internet, the military (and in particular the U.S. military) has fed the process of design. We cannot consider our global future without considering the impacts of the military economy, both its capacity for madness and its capacity for action on a global scale.
The military gallery deals with the idea of technology exchanges between military and civilian sectors, also knows as spin-on and spin-off. As you walk in the room you are confronted with a maze of soft fabric banners that the viewer has to weave through to make it out the other side of the gallery. Each fabric panel is 22 feet high. On the panels are the various stories that explain this transfer of technologies between military and civilian markets.
Views inside the Military gallery. Photo’s Courtesy Institute without Boundaries and Vancouver Art Gallery
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