This print diptych accompanies the video New Utopias. The drawings, printed as white silkscreens on blue digital fields, are an axonometric drawing and technical details of the Parliament/Funkadelic Mothership. The Mothership was a full-scale spaceship that was lowered onto the stage at the climax of the band’s performances during one of their most famous tours in the mid-1970s. The Mothership was a real artifact of an imagined black utopia and represented one of the last traces of utopian thinking in the twentieth century.
Terence Gower, 2010
Two silkscreen prints on inkjet prints on paper
Framed 64 x 45 cm each