gareth colliton

Archaeological reinterpretations of pop-culture

The mysteries and ambiguities of objects unearthed in archaeological digs are deciphered by a contemporary tool-kit of anthropological understanding.

Meaning is mistakenly assigned and then reassigned as our knowledge grows.

What will future generations make of toy figurines of Superman and Buck Rogers? Might they assume that statues of Lou Richards and Jim Stynes were objects of worship for some long lost society?

In these works, history and mythology intertwine to produce an alternative universe, where ancient African tribes worshipped the gods of Star Wars, and churches grew from the worship of the sporting arena.