Crit Notes

Crit Notes

Fragment of the Berlin Wall
Fragment of the Berlin Wall from which two audio recordings were made by dragging a phone across each face

This practice is grounded in Drawing, Sculpture, performance and intervention but refuses to be defined by such categories.

Objects enter and are greeted with equal respect. Object here is used in it’s broadest contemporary sense.

Widely dispersed events, memories, moments in time and space are handled in a non linear, non-cartesian way.

Andre’s equivalence is in mind as is Harman’s OOO

Alys

Pradox of Praxis

Roman Signer

“The critic is dogged by the suspicion that (to co-opt a phrase from Simon Critchley) a time-sculpture ‘explained’ might be a time-sculpture misunderstood.” Notes on Signer

Steyerl

Eliot

Words strain,
Crack and sometimes break, under the burden,
Under the tension, slip, slide, perish,
Decay with imprecision, will not stay in place,
Will not stay still.

The sound is The Berlin Wall. Each side of the wall discrete but now simultaneous in the ear.

The moving image is of a hand holding an icecream. What you see is a projection of a film taken of that hand whilst the Simpsons clouds are projected over it. Melting is accelerated by steam from a kettle. The moving image is over saturated. Looping threaded with linear trajectories.

“The history of our race, and each individual’s experience, are sown thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal”: Mark Twain (1835 – 1910), Advice to Youth

“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.” –  Winston S. Churchill

“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.” –  William Faulkner

“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.” –  Oscar Wilde

Notes for introducing Critique for Gary MS

 

First we shall spend 4 mins watching footage. Feel free to move about.

Discuss

Please take a seat and we will discuss the three focus questions.

Read 3 questions

Question 1 : What is your experience of time in these works?

Discuss

Question 2 : What questions does this work raise for you?

Discuss

Question 3 : What is the role of language here?

Discuss

 

State title : The title here is ‘Global War’

Read 3 questions

Question 1 : What is your experience of time in these works?

Discuss

Question 2 : What questions does this work raise for you?

Discuss

Question 3 : What is the role of language here?

Discuss

Gary will join discussion and we will address questions raised in discussion so far