Adam Dix’s work plays on the association between technology and our desperate desire to communicate at all costs. He expresses this association through the use of ritualistic imagery taken from religion, nationalism and science fiction.
These belief systems, which link the past and the present, make it possible to define science fiction as a kind of contemporary folklore, an afterglow of ritualized worship. The mobile phone and the satellite become totems, aggregating the flow of communication between the whole of humanity.
Dix’s painting takes as its starting point, a period of historical optimism; the future as imagined by our predecessors. By linking contemporary technology to its origins in the 1950s, Adam invites us to question the concept of "social networking" within a community.