Echoes of Unknown Thought 30/11/11 to 17/12/11
Dan Stocks’ exhibition of original photography of obscure technologies, mostly declassified military devices, is a tribute to the graceful intelligence invested in the design of these obscure objects.
“Every technological object is the echo of thought made manifest in matter. Often a subtle understanding of complex processes is involved, enabling a particular function. These objects, embodiments of thought and understanding, often exist beyond the realm of common experience, obscured either by the complexity of their nature, or concealed as military or industrial secrets. While such things may be the product of creative intelligence and understanding, yet the creator is unacknowledged, anonymous. Echoes of Unknown Thought is a visual textbook, a documentation and a tribute to various devices, reflections of the thoughts of past creators, mostly unknown.”