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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

online, where the emotions of two year olds, reign in a kind of free to roam terror

there is this tension too I think between the protection and insulation that 'art' practices/ performances have, the way they are performances of money so to speak, , and how when the 'real' public is invited, that is the poor angry, disillusioned, to 'have a say' what gets said. The vandalism of public sculpture for example, for an artist as my self, IS the Fn point. To see the invisible SPEAK. But for most it is a great tragedy. So in Abramovic's piece, for me there is this strange, but I would postulate, joy, in the 'realness' of it. Yoko's too. - Tao Wells
Wells Tao
Alan Francais Stuart
Alan Francais Stuart Shred a Billy Apple.
Wells Tao
Wells Tao
Wells Tao I think it was Schiller who talked of animals playing as a natural cruelty that the human can not accept and therefore creates pathologies exactly where we build. I see it online, where the emotions of two year olds, reign in a kind of free to roam terror, that to me has great beauty, for it's virtualness. AS if the internet was a nerve system of an animal we've exterorised, to play, to be cruel.
Alan Francais Stuart
Alan Francais Stuart MacDonagh and MacBride

And Connolly and Pearse


Now and in time to be,

Wherever green is worn,

Are changed, changed utterly:

A terrible beauty is born.
Alan Francais Stuart
Alan Francais Stuart “The way towards simplicity is through outrage.”
― William Golding, Darkness Visible
A variation, I guess, but exploring the same territory.
Wells Tao
Barry Thomas
Barry Thomas I recall a few weeks/months back with the vandalism of Tiffany Singh's work and then another with the theft of a bike with Paul Forrest and found myself saying the same idea really... if you put yourself up in public - expect the very worst... and even that is of value because it is saying... this is what reaction 'my' work stimulates... and is therefore a cultural metaphor/mirror.
Wells Tao
Wells Tao YEH BUT the cultural norm for the pose you've descirbed has a default of 'you just don't get it' which f's me off, with the 'artist' hiding behind their PR machine enjoying the god power. F that.
Erica Duthie
Erica Duthie We made a work for Cuba Dupa - lots of prep ground piece - had to struggle with huge crowds walking over it oblivious (not all of course but enough) first time I thought - hey I can understand why people encase their art in glass and big "hands off gold frames" and place them in culturally exclusive institutions... was a weird experience.. encouraging people to touch your wall art is very different to seeing the walk on your art...try to be generous but felt definate flashes of rage...
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Barry Thomas
Barry Thomas Par for the proverb Erica... if you do it in public expect the worst. I mean... with the cabbage patch I deliberately chose that my part would only be illegally occupying the privately owned site, planting the cabbages and I said publicly "The rest is up to wellington..." ie the vandalism as Tao suggests - was designed in from the outset... and my ownership, care was altered to accept that whatever came as a result/reaction was part of it and is/was part of the culture/art.
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Erica Duthie
Erica Duthie yeah in hindsight we should have factored that but have been strangely naive - likely because our wall art tape work was so fragile but yet not destroyed gave us a sense our work was respected and seen...:)
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Erica Duthie
Erica Duthie Yeah silly really spose, many of our projects have been about people seeing and talking to us - and through us the art is an extension so the connection to the makers and making is high - they are not pieces of plop art
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Barry Thomas
Barry Thomas I think your work is brave, clever, dedicated... drunken yobs in festival mode are kind of like hoping for a swim in the desert nay?
Hope Williams
Hope Williams Food for thought. I appreciate your depth of perception 💐
Pete O'Blivion

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