through April 14th 2012
As an entry-point, Maimon incorporates the idea of the Big Dumb Object; science fiction's absurd extension of the Hitchcockian MacGuffin. These Big Dumb Objects (or BDOs) are omnipresent in the sci-fi genre in a myriad of forms – man-eating plants, aliens, giant subterranean worms, etc. – and function as a plot tool while simultaneously physicalizing the complex anxieties and feelings of helplessness that compose the modern human condition. The resulting interactions between characters in these films and the BDOs are representative of the emotional undercurrents that we all face as we search for meaning and purpose in our day to day existence.