Smarter, Faster, Higher
Smarter, Faster, Higher symbolizes mankind’s evolution, particularly as it relates to our use of technology. It asks the question, “As technology increases our mental capacity, does it make us ‘better’?” Will our relationship to nature change as technology changes us?
The installation consists of full-scale woven wire human figures that move across the space of a gallery. Crawling from a group of wire trees on one side, they slowly begin to walk, then run, then stretch to ascend the opposite wall.
A Tool Is A Mirror was curated in dialogue with Smarter, Faster, Higher and featured the work of Aerostatic with vade (aka Anton Marini), Sheila Gallagher, Dennis Hlynsky, Brian Kane, Duncan Laurie, Rupert Nesbitt, and Erik Sanner. In 2011 it was exhibited at the UMass Amherst Incubator Project Space, Amherst, MA; Mobius, Boston, MA; and The Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA.
Smarter, Faster, Higher was conceived and woven by Elizabeth Keithline and sculpted in collaboration with Jeff Keithline.
- “Danforth Museum hosts intriguing high-tech exhibits” (pdf), Chris Bergeron, Metrowest Daily News. September, 2011.
- “Smarter, Faster, Higher” (pdf), Dan R. Goddard, Sculpture Magazine, page 77. October 2014.
- “A Viewer Steps into the Frame” (pdf), Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe. April 27, 2011.
- “Smarter, Faster, Higher?” (pdf), Debbie Hagan, Art New England. May 12, 2011.
- “Narcissus and technology is focus of Elizabeth Keithline’s work”, Judith Tolnick Champa, ArtScope. May 24, 2011.
- “Oh Technology - or - Smarter/Faster/Higher…”, Mary Tinti, Dress for Sports. June 14, 2011.