KARL ERICKSON: LEARN SING PLANTS COUNTING MONSTERS COLORS ALPHABETS
Clough-Hanson Gallery (Rhodes College) / 2000 N. Pkwy February 11 - March 11th
Learn Sing Plants Counting Monsters Colors Alphabets is an exhibition of experimental cartoons depicting ritualistic interactions between plants, monsters, insects, aliens, and physical manifestations of language. The works offer an absurdist take on educational programming for children, from Sesame Street to algorithmically produced content on Youtube, mixed with a heavy dose of experimental cinema and alien encounter narratives. Erickson’s offbeat animations present lessons designed to challenge traditional educational objectives. The end goal is to create and learn new languages, to forge trans-species kinships, and to find new ways of being right.