Cooper Holoweski presents Cannibal Universe, a series of cyclical narratives depicted as video loops on view in Clocktower's third floor Cove exhibition space at Pioneer Works. Borrowing from scientific theory, religious mysticism, and various world mythologies, Cannibal Universe explores self-reflexivity and recurrent patterns in astrophysics, biological evolution, spiritual reincarnation, and other realms. Each loop is a hybrid of digital video, stop-motion animation, and computer modeling; while there are moments when the viewer may lose themselves in the imagery, the raw materials and means of construction are always apparent. Cannibal Universe is Holoweski's spiritual manifesto, reminiscent of Manly Hall's Secret Teachings of All Ages or Robert Fludd's Harmonice Mundi except made with cardboard, duct tape, and photoshop.
Cannibal Universe was edited during Holoweski's residency with Clocktower at the Jones Day office, from May 26 - July 31, 2015.
Clocktower's Cove exhibition space at Pioneer Works fosters a creative environment where artists can present innovative and challenging work in all media. The program gives selected artist(s) access to Clocktower’s network of emerging artists, musicians, curators, writers, producers, and partners. Studio exhibitions are scheduled to open during Pioneer Works’ monthly Second Sundays open house series, which draws hundreds of visitors to the space. The designated space includes an L-shaped alcove on the 3rd floor of the building overlooking the vast main exhibition space.