TART is pleased to present Jordan Essoe's Omega Man, a poetic and provocative installation created specifically for TART. Use of whites and open space create a sense of raw, nearly devotional, silence. At once lyrically subtle and urgently visceral, this body of work places the struggle of the individual at its core, questioning the human condition operating inside [of] issues of political diplomacy and displacement.
Jordan Essoe's Omega Man works through the language and narrative of two cultural artifacts: Albert Camus's 1947 novel The Plague and the 1971 Charlton Heston movie Omega Man. Drawing on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the philosophical conception that any chronic regional struggle is a form of contagious societal illness is explored.