“Am I going to rebuild or am I going to crumble? Thats the toughest decision. You can see it coming too; if you’re paying attention, you can see destruction coming, you can choose to prevent it or let it happen. Try to change things and return to a well state—that’s why sometimes we neglect things that are right in front of us, and that’s when the destruction happens. You may not know me, but you do know me; this place of life where we are at, where I’m at, and I was, and where you are at, and you will be. We are very similar. We are one in the same, what I am, I am, what you let me be. I live as long as you let me live within you, within your brain, within this world.”
Geoffrey Pugen explores relationships between real and staged performance, the natural and the artificial, and tensions of virtuality, through altering and manipulating image material. Working with video, performance, sculpture and photography, Pugen renders situations that examine our perceptions of how history, documentation and simulation intersect. His videos and art have been exhibited nationally and internationally. He is a recipient of the K. M. Hunter Award for Interdisciplinary art. This is his third solo exhibition at MKG127.