“The Laocoon sculpture has such an interesting history to me, it was described by a 1st century Roman historian but not found until about 1500 years later, it may be a copy of an even earlier work, it’s gone through a series of somewhat major restorations where the position of various body parts have been altered. I find it compelling that this form carved into stone, which is supposed to be fixed and permanent, has such an uncertain and fluid history. This uncertain history translates to other sculptures and historical artifacts as well, but it also raises some questions for me about the uncertain nature of all recorded information, including the digital information (pictures, documents, videos) that is our standard today.” — Jeremy Haik
Jeremy Haik (b. 1981) is an artist and writer. His work has been exhibited most recently at Aperture Gallery, New York; Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam; Newspace Center for Photography, Portland; Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York; PCNW, Seattle; Michael Matthews Gallery, New York; The Camera Club of New York; and Guest Spot, Baltimore. His writing and photography has been published in print and online most recently by Conveyor Magazine, Mt. Figure, Der Greif, and Baxter St. CCNY. He recently published his first book Permanent Constructions with Brooklyn-based Silent Face Projects. He lives and works in Brooklyn.
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