No Man's Land
Opening Reception: Friday, May 22, 2015, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12:00 – 6:00 PM
No Man’s Land looks to science fiction and the history of heroic robots to explore the ways in which our machines reflect and embody our personal and national baggage. Between 1961 and 1965, the United States commemorated the Civil War Centennial. During this time Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick and Walt Disney each created an Abraham Lincoln robot. On the eve of an emergent technology and in the midst of a civil rights revolution, they sought to answer the questions, “What is a man?” and "What is a machine?". Fifty years later, these questions remain as resonant as ever.