Jeffrey Smart

Jeffrey Smart
The listeners

Creation date: 1965

‘New technologies of satellite and radio dishes were integral to dramatic changes in communications in the twentieth century, creating a global interconnectedness. They also engendered a sense of the real world becoming more like science fiction,’ writes exhibition curator Deborah Hart.

A radar dish sits ominously behind the figure at the centre of Smart’s The listeners. A wind appears to rustle the long grass as the darkened sky looms overhead, creating a sense of foreboding.

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