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Jack Hyland: Guitars of The Anthropocene: Evolving A Cultural Object

Guitars of The Anthropocene: Evolving A Cultural Object

Jack Hyland

Earth’s first musicians created their art with nothing more than the bones of their prey and the instinct to express themselves. Today, I aim to reconnect us to that creative heritage by utilizing society’s waste stream as a valuable product input. Through this act of upcycling, our society creates culture that is responsive to the environment and reflective of human modernity. My work evolves the electric guitar to a recycled plastic form, recalibrating this cultural object as a modern tool crafted from the contemporary environment.

Website: Jack Hyland

On view at Stamps Gallery

This work is featured as part of Exchanges: How We Got Here, The 2018 Stamps Senior Show, unfolding during the month of April in four exhibition sites throughout the city of Ann Arbor: the Michigan Theater, Duderstadt Video Studio, Work Commons in the Art & Architecture Building, and Stamps Gallery. Each space will host key exhibition events including film/video screenings, live performance, and opening receptions. Check the exhibition page for dates, times and hours.