My current work traces a process of negotiating the modern-day rupture within the discourse of contemporary culture.
Often working with themes of the quotidian, I am seeking to explore the displacement and disappearance which occurs in the wake of rupture; the dissolution of cultural objects as symbols of a culture and time; erasures of artistic markers; and the fading away of the everyday.
Histories, both real and imagined, are told and re-told; and then, untold, and erased. What was once seemingly important, indeed even monumental, slowly dissolves, and then disappears from view, and memory. Erased. Leaving an absence of what went before.
We occupy, and are but a short finger-snap in time, and then disappear, displaced by yet another new appearance.
These erasures, and subsequent absences, are the foci of my studio praxis.
Christopher Huck is currently a PhD candidate in philosophy, art theory, and aesthetics at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts; he received his MFA from Transart Institute, (Berlin + New York) and Plymouth University (Plymouth, UK), in creative process in 2014; and has previously studied at the San Francisco Art Institute; the Minneapolis College of Art + Design; and Centro Fotográfico Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Oaxaca.