P. Seth Thompson: The Last One
October 26 to December 30 2013
opening reception: Sat, Oct 26, 7pm
artist talk: Sat, Nov 9, 2pm
Atlanta-based artist P. Seth Thompson continues his exploration into the world of cinema and television with The Last One, his solo exhibition at Poem 88 from October 26 to December 30. The title is borrowed from the infamous series finale of the television show St. Elsewhere and its subsequent theory about the mind of Tommy Westphall, a fictional character in the series. By emphasizing Westphall's multiverse in the world of television, Thompson shows how the moving image has constructed, altered, and influenced his personal reality.
The Last One will bring to light the vanishing boundary between our world and the cinematic and televised world. Thompson suggests, in the end, we are all Tommy Westphall, constantly searching for truth but never quite getting there. Thompson asserts, “all we have is the world we create in our head, and if that's not reality, then nothing is reality. We are left in a world of our own making and that is perfectly fine with me.”
OUT OF THIS WORLD: four Fridays, four films (8pm)
in conjunction with The Last One by P. Seth Thompson
$5 suggested donation.
Nov 22 La Jetée (1962) Chris Marker
with a live performance by percussionist Victor Pons following the film.