“The Wind Rises shines light on the indelible problematics of segregating politics from aesthetics – which is the prime modus operandi of modern and contemporary art which, impelled to construct something of ‘beauty’, consequently feels it is ‘informed’ and ‘compelled to inform’ us about the world into which those constructs of beauty are directed.” What… Continue reading Aesthetics
“Every day, the…
“Every day, the urge grows stronger to get hold of an object at very close range by way of its likeness, its reproduction.” Walter Benjamin, “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction”
What I saw
Today we leave the old dart for more exotic places in North Africa. But, first we have to navigate London transport to Gatwick airport while London transport in mild state of crisis. Breaky with relies and then bus and train to airport. More duty free rubbish available then BA Bus to Marrakech. I perform the… Continue reading Day 26
Today we decide to be more typically tourists and ride the red bus. This means seeing lots we have seen and additionally a scenic tour of most expensive hotels. Sheer joy. But there are even more bizarre things to see than you want to imagine and then comedy. We take bus to a place called… Continue reading Day 28
Everything we think we see is distorted through our perception of it. Through the lens of our perception. Even beauty and aesthetics are socially controlled, I am looking in these exercises at my aesthetic, despite others aesthetic, through the lens of the bottle in the local coffee shop.
Boom first thing after breakfast. Argument about getting train tickets from Marrakech to Tanger which was continued after long march to La Gare. After bickering at the ticket counter we get correct fare but detente has not been reached. Sit not talking until Paris peace talks resumed and compromise reached. We will go to nearby… Continue reading Day 27
After subtle convincing we take the number 35 bus to Kensington passing through clap ham and over the river Thames into Chelsea and the upper middle class sanctuary of expensive boutiques and chic eateries. Start at chic eatery amongst Sloane types. Then past the very large natural history museum with very long queues. EtotheV&A where… Continue reading Victoria Albert
Comments and ideas, NM
Individual works must have a unity, when choosing items to include, make sure that they have an intentional meaning. Binaries , if you have something on something else has to go off. Look at whether the work is an accident or intentional. Readymade vs intervention.