|Concept of Examen:
|Dan Crosby’s work is based upon simulated realities; his work is concerned with the architecture of the hyperreal: problematic constructions which reside in undecided space and time; its foundations lie within the roles of fiction and reality. Subjects have included psycho-sexual behaviour which has made room to his self postulated sexual fetish ‘Leukhtamophilia’, where by a dystopia is created through the formation of a desire and exploited as a pornography (‘Leukhtamophilia’ is represented as the desire towards obtaining light and generating human bioluminescence).
“It is the discovery of the infinite.
Impossibility and its secretion; these features mark the epitaph of erotism – the visions of a transient seizure within eternity.
It is an opening of consciousness which is fixated on the limitlessness of possibilities
which lay beyond physical and allegorical boundaries.
These which go beyond measure are the indefatigable functions which occur when witnessing the desires towards perfection.”
(Dan Crosby, 2010)
Ideas concerning mans relationship to inanimate objects and the hallucinations which occur when the physicality of technology is confused with reality. Man made artefacts of simulated realities, such as Utopias and exuberant tourist attractions. His work offers the isolated seduction of the desire towards perfection, the sublime and the uncanny.
The absurd fictional worlds created within his installations and writing usually intersects the man made with the hand made, from kitsch iconography to ill-humoured monuments of nihilism. From industrial, high gloss surfaces to the scrap heaps of kitsch relics, the work builds up tensions within the real and the want for decadence. The want for decadence in the work is usually referred to as the ‘secret human desire for a scatological cannibalism’.