JM There’s a hiding strain in the coffin pieces, the Empathy Displacement works. MK Well, that’s an important part of those works, that they’re hidden—that’s it. The empathy displacement has to do with how you empathize with a doll and the fact that the more you empathize with something the more you don’t see it [...]
THE GAP ABBIE HOFFMAN: REVOLUTION FOR THE HELL OF IT: “Blank space is the transmission of information whereby the viewer has an opportunity to become involved as a participant”-
Jory Rabinovitz’s entry for Chen Tamir’s One After Another: Not sure what is up with the doubled letters, but love the negative space paired with the context of the photo and the fact that the U.S. Postal Service Rats supposedly chewed it. hmmm. -c From the same show be sure to Checky Checky Doulgas Paulson’s [...]
I came upon this quote in Slavoj Zizek’s First as Tragedy, Then as Farce, and thought it pertained to my initial thinking with Ghana Think Tank – of course, in a much more simply expressed and experienced way. I remember thinking about how I learn the most about a different culture when I make a [...]
“Nostos is the Greek for ‘a return home’; the Gypsies have no home, and, perhaps uniquely among peoples, they have no dream of a homeland. ‘Utopia-ou topos’ means ‘no place.’ Nostalgia for utopia: a return home to no place.” -Isabel Fonseca, Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey
More on the art/ not art tip, this time from Seth Price, Disperion (pdf download): normative conceptualism: “it does not stand for anything certain, instead privileging framing and context” “Martha Rosler has spoken of the ‘as-if’ approach, where the Conceptual work cloaks itself in other disciplines (philosophy being the most notorious example), provoking an oscillation [...]
I just put a nice collection of quotes from Slavoj Zizek on my wiki.
In my mind at least, (Mel Kendrick‘s work has as much to do with the One Horse Boat as do Starling or Sailstorfer.