dents for 2008-12-09

  • But about pure expression? About the a movement from the mind to the world? #
  • A grappling with reality through expression of thought, even where abstraction has it’s source in reality (what are we thinking of?) #
  • I think it’s time to move on… #
  • i like the idea of ephemeral materials used for sculpture/installation #
  • esp. natural materials, somehow shaped, formed by human hands #
  • water, air, etc. #
  • In the gallery we just had a launch for a show which will take place next year, one part of which conceptualises air as a sculpture #
  • embodying, as it were, the space of communication between people, a joint area which the participants are feeling their way around #
  • in search of understanding, understanding in this case being a concretisation of this invisible sculpture, I think #
  • understanding as an object which is understood equally, shared in this way #
  • this is something which immediately interested me about the project, although it is but a small part of the actual piece #
  • and next year, we will be hosting another artist who is working with smoke as part of her practice #
  • using it as a material to be worked on and with, forming it and letting it take it’s form within specific conditions #
  • here we have a much more formal working with the material, as opposed to the former artists who are using this more as a metaphor #
  • of course this working with intangibles has a long history in Western art #
  • in the 20thC, there was Marcel Duchamp (e.g. air de Paris), Yves Klein emphasised it’s immaterial and spritual side, Hans Haacke … #
  • … it’s ecoological/political side #
  • it’s a contradiction in terms, I know, but air seems to be the perfect medium for the development of conceptual art in the 60’s #
  • is there a WordPress plugin that works like TwitterTools, but for #
  • this seems to do the trick, testing it out now: #
  • jesus, after all that stuff about air, I completely forgot about what I meant to say, and which that was just a prelude to #
  • this is my theory of the friction of spaces #
  • when you see dust collecting in corners, or leaves arranging themselves in collections, or eddys of air or water, #
  • this is a direct effect of the friction of an area, creating an invisible structure which loose particles fall into #
  • so by arranging solid objects one can work at a distance with particle systems which reveal the expanded effects of the solids #
  • much like magnetic fields affecting iron filings #
  • it also has an effect on desire lines, those paths of dirt which appear in grassed areas, where the supplied paths are not satisfactory #
  • and people make their own ways #
  • i once read that landscape architects should just grass the area around buildings, leave it for a month, #
  • and then the paths that reflect people’s necessary routes are ‘naturally’ formed, and which they can then work around #
  • apparently, the concept of desire lines come from the Gaston Bachelard, in his ‘The Poetics of Space’ #
  • which is a great book, by the way, and one which seems to resurface at irregular intervals in my life #
  • cooking soup, for myself, may have put too many ingredients in the pan, but who cares? #
  • forecast is for snow in BJ tomorrow #
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