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a mistake

Is it a mistake to out one's anxiety, (you smile and the world smiles with you - you cry - you cry alone)? Perhaps I don't believe this (crying alone, I often cry because someone else is crying) - it helped me a lot how many people also share this situation and struggle when I posted the text below on FB. It is not a singular event - it is a mass event. It is not about me, it's about 'us' (although I can't let go of the idea that if I could hustle and be more open, less introverted I would be in  better position), or got more lucky...!

more or less

Behind everything for me today are the figures published in relation to COVID-19 on "More or Less" the BBC statistics programme. It stated that due to the late lockdown in the UK three quarters more people died than should have. A devastating figure of incompetence.

selection

The British Art Show list of 40 artists was announced on social media yesterday, many ex-students, friends and colleagues are included and also many I do not know. Perhaps it is often difficult for artists who can not make the grade for various reasons, it begs the question 'how have I failed to be relevant' but things are possibly more contingent on social connections than one might expect? But I am looking forward to seeing the works in Plymouth where my family live/come from. It will be in the newly converted buildings which I previously worked in as a library assistant.

roulette

My mind is a ball on a roulette wheel this morning, bouncing across the quadrants, subjects arising, questions... Such as, is it ok to address the circassian beauties (created by PT Barnum) as embodying a commodification of both women and enslavement?

I wonder ... is my own critique of this clear enough?  This is on my mind because I am awaiting a profile to be published in Elephant on my work and for my profile picture I am performing a hybrid PT Barnum circassian beauty (commodifying the image of myself more explicitly for the context of a magazine).

Fragmented

There are four things  fluttering in my head this morning, 

on my mind today

I awoke in the night having watched the 4 chapters of 2052 selves films I made for Knole in 2018. Whilst filming I had an interest in the representations of POC in the house and I drew attention to them in the film as a reminder of colonialism. The novel Orlando, which uses Knole as a backdrop, opens with a barbaric and violent reminder of colonial aggression. But watching the films yesterday I didn't feel that I had been clear enough on my position on this - as utterly against it.

on my mind today

Today's concerns.

what I have been thinking/describing my work

 

A line between the physical world as a cause in itself (causa sui) and the mind (which responds as an impulsive continuous narrator) drives me towards a desire to discard a written text that becomes necessary to make an artwork comprehensible - a codex for a cipher, often found in a booklet or inscribed in vinyl on a wall, shaping how one 'should' think of an artwork.

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Thoughts on Form

Content seems to govern artworks currently, mostly on socio-political or identity driven narratives. Exhibitions are framed around meaningful contemporary content. The forms these subjects are represented through, however, tend to fall back onto standard formats.

The aesthetics of installations and audio visual displays are often familiar and default.