Remediated Time

Exploring ambiguity in uncertain times, Gabriel Pitcher presents Remidiated Time
For his latest mural in Hampyeong, South Korea, Gabriel reveals a falling potted plant captured in the moments before it breaks. A glitch in two frames shows the vessel between two states, are we moving in reverse to see the broken object fixed, or is time moving us toward annihilation?
The composition is a metaphor for our shared journey through global crises. We are reminded daily of the imminent destruction of our world, whether it be from over farming, climate change, wildfires or COVID. All the while, we work to maintain this sense of ‘normal’ in the most abnormal of times. Are we progressing or regressing?
Title: Remidiated Time

Extra: Hampyroung Street Art Festival

Location: Hampyeoung, South Korea
Year: 2021


Drawn from the inspiration of Jeremiah 19, where the prophet conveys God’s judgment on the land by smashing a clay pot because of the people’s resistance to change, this mural playfully juxtaposes ancient warnings with our contemporary era’s reluctance to make substantial changes in response to current global crisis.

Interestingly, the original intention was to depict the pot as broken, symbolising the consequences of resistance. However, a complication arose when some elderly, more superstitious residents expressed concerns that the image of a broken pot might bring them bad luck. Consequently, the pot had to be repainted at a later stage to address these concerns.

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