Exhibited at Gallery ALSO with the High Beams Collective and other sites
Lazaro’s Run is a re-imagined take on the science-fiction film Logan’s Run, which depicts a utopian future society on the surface, revealed as a dystopia where the population and the consumption of resources are maintained in equilibrium by killing everyone who reaches the age of thirty. To track this, each person is implanted at birth with a “life-clock” crystal in the palm of the hand that changes color as they get older and begins blinking as they approach their “Last Day”. Lazaro’s Run is a thirteen-foot tall mutation of the giant robotic crystal hand sculpture featured in the film during the “Last Day” ritual of Caroussel. A varied, geometric, negative space “crystal” pattern is featured in the center of the cardboard hand with pulsating LED lights placed inside the sculpture, allowing colored light to emanate as a beacon from the center of the hand. From the original film’s title, Logan, is changed to Lazaro (my grandfather’s name) the Spanish version of Lazarus, a biblical figure that rises from from the dead.