THE NEANDERTHAL SNEEZES
Large double screen installation. Black and White. Silent. Endless loop.
Some theorists say that the appearance of cave art 40,000 years ago marked an explosive moment in the evolution of human consciousness when mankind first recognized the reality of death. In this work we enter a dark cave and see the first modern humans sneezing, yawning, sleeping, grooming one another, and dreaming. It’s serious work but never solemn, both an absurdist drama and a record of mankind, if cameras existed forty thousand years ago, we see Neanderthaloids snoring and sneezing and farting and creating the first art to manage the newly recognized terror of impermanence.