Carrier Bags of Fiction


If, however, one avoids the linear, progressive, Time’s- (killing)-arrow mode of the Techno-Heroic, and redefines technology and science as primarily cultural carrier bag rather than weapon of domination, one pleasant side effect is that science fiction can be seen as a far less rigid, narrow field, not necessarily Promethean or apocalyptic at all, and in fact less a mythological genre than a realistic one.” 

Ursula K. Le Guin, The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction (1986)

Part of A Map to Maybe (ongoing) body of work exploring possible futures.

Unglazed ceramic, made with black, orange and white clay. black: 30x55x45cm, orange: 30x85x40cm, white: 30x55x40cm.