George Eksts uses video, photography, sculpture and printmaking to explore ideas of progress, completion, entropy and the temporary.
In Infinials Eksts shows new work loosely based around ‘finials’, architectural devices that function both as statements and refutations of finality. Three State Solution is a sculptural object in which two flagpoles share one flag, generating a self-negating sign. This forms a link with earlier bodies of work involving blank ciphers – signs before meaning has been applied or after it has been removed.
Eksts’ ongoing series of ‘Endless Videos’ are investigations of alternative forms of time, challenging the linear historical structure of traditional filmmaking. Bereft of narrative progress and taking repetition to extremes, they question human and technological advancement and notions of completion and permanence.