The phrase suspension of disbelief is a literary term in which the audience accepts fiction as reality to experience a catharsis. We can think of it as putting aside our rationality and doubts for the sake of a good story. Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge coined the term in his 1815 Biographia Literaria, where he referred to it as “poetic faith”. What does the willing suspension of disbelief look like in 2014?
Young artists on the front lines of technology encompass the wonderfully ridiculous, meaningful though inexplicable nuances of our generation. It is the hallmark of our time: a beguiling, hyper-literary, dense stream of consciousness that goes beyond the humdrum of the everyday. Their artworks are purposefully bizarre, they distill reality and show where humanity has been. In 2014 we want art filled with nonlinear adventure, we love artists that ratchet up the weirdness meter and those who honor the silly and the absurd!