Andrew Scott Ross is interested in finding alternative methods of interpreting, recording, and visualizing history. Inspired by institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Smithsonian, and Wikipedia, which quixotically attempt to reflect all of cultural production, Ross has spent many years investigating the logic of the museum and how it effects our perceptions of cultures and histories. The results of these activities has taken the form of a fictional museum titled the MuuM. This imagined institution contains a collection of drawings, videos, sculptures, and immersive environments – each work, different in material but consistently focused on how historical record distorts our view of the past. Ross’ work does not attempt to remove these distortions; but rather fixates on them, and turns them into images and material.
Individual works in the MOCA GA Permanent Collection: