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1956 - 1966
1956 - 1966
Interactive, 1965 - 1966
interactive
A prolific period of work offering a range of concepts varying from images of an over-personal nature to others extremely and cynically social-realist. 'Machine A.D.1965 - Function: Depopulation of the World and the Degradation of Man' was heavy stuff which considered the intentions of the poet Louis MacNeice in 'Prayer Before Birth', and Huxley's 'Brave New World', of which certain predictions have now become fact. Both the poem and the book show great concern for the fate of the embryonic child and the probable genetic/scientific interference with its natural state. 'Machine A.D. 1965...' was one of a trilogy of works incorporating a death cast of a human foetus (a relatively uncommon image at that time). The sculpture was a strong reinforcement of the above poetic and literary predictions and was awarded 1st prize in the: 12th Open Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture in Wales.
Laurence Burt - Machine A.D. 1965..., 1965
Machine A.D. 1965..., 1965
Laurence Burt - Weapon for the Self-destruction of all Unimportant Important People, 1966
Weapon for the Self-destruction of all Unimportant Important People, 1966

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