Gott Mate Mutt
MARY ROBERTS-HOLMES JACK FRISWELL OLIVER MCCONNIE MAX NAYLOR SAM FLEMING JULIAN BELL
“Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly;
Man got to sit and wonder 'why, why, why?'
Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land;
Man got to tell himself he understand.”
- Kurt Vonnegut, Cats Cradle
Cat’s Cradle is a book laced with parody and humour but which looks critically at science, religion, nation and human nature. Kurt Vonnegut comments on the dangerous combination of human stupidity and the indifference of mankind who have the technological capacity for mass destruction.
Gott Mate Mutt (which means God Made Mud in the San Lorenzan dialect created in the novel) is an exhibition that explores human nature perceived by the artists in reaction to both Cat’s Cradle and to current global events. Using Cats’ Cradle as an inspiration the artists exhibit work focusing on humans’ absurd relationship with destruction.