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Elfriede Dreyer, Sail, sail away, 2021 M

 Elfriede Dreyer, Sail, sail away, 2021. Mixed media on Perspex, presented in Perspex box size 1270 x1120x100mm.

Notions of a teleological ‘good ending’ evident in utopian constructs of various kinds have been presented hand-in-hand with the idea of an ideal state. Intimately linked to these ideas is utopia as a regulatory mechanism in the creation of culture and as grounded in the ideas of progressionalism and rationalism that have dominated scientific and philosophical thinking for centuries.