Jan Cylwik

Lost Futures is presented as a frieze of 5 elements which are 102cm high. The height of the elements is identical to those in the Parthenon Frieze. In 1817, the Elgin Marbles inspired Pistrucci to engrave a neo-classical St. George and the Dragon for use on coins, a design device which legitimised the British establishment as historically justified and unchangeable.  The Parthenon frieze was built 9 metres above head height to subordinate viewers to the Gods and Society. In contrast, the Lost Futures frieze is displayed at eye height to enable the viewer to confront the images directly. 

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