Stupidity of Man

STUPIDITY OF MAN.tif1986
(7 negatives)
for Borkeys, Studio 10

‘I am so angry at the stupidity of man. Anger being the word. The Industrial Revolution was forged by the technologies that we had developed from man’s desire to be able to kill his fellow man more efficiently than his enemy. Why do we waste so much of our resources on being ready to kill or be killed? Are we not indeed stupid men?’            ( from Hags book ‘How Things Are’)

1989  (Digitally Coloured)
(7 negatives)
Coloured by Hag using a Sci Tex, then called a ‘High End Digital Image Manipulation System’ at Studio 10 London for the exhibition ‘Machine Dreams’. The Sci Text computer and associated hardware (scanners, tape readers/recorders, digital plotters onto  large format transparency film) cost around £1 million but pales to insignificance compered with what we all use now.

Hag digitally coloured four of his pictures for this first digital imaging exhibition at ‘The Photographers Gallery’ London UK in August 1989.

Combination print created by Hag by Combination printing.  Surreal photography.

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