Video loop. Embossed chocolate coins. Inkjet photo-paper. Cardboard Concrete Foundation Form. Tar. Dolly.
Rejection Engine #8 Siege Engine. Commutable Part. (Pin) 40 minute Video Loop.
'...partiotraitorpatrio...' Commutable Part for Siege Engine 'take a torch to the words'. Embossed 'gold' covered chocolate coins in cardboard form for concrete foundation on dolly. Tar.
Commutable Part. 'when is the present?'
Ink on paper.
The word and the image, as structures of mass media and communication claim to represent our world. Grounded on the belief that there is a boundary between object and subject, ‘representationalism’ positions us outside that world. We need to assert instead that subject and object do not pre-exist, but emerge as entities through intra-action from entangled states.
In response I am building a war system. Rejection engines are deployed to reactivate entangled states against representational identity. Siege devices are positioned to smash holes in the wall we call reality, built from words and images. Hammer’s smash holes, sharp tools tear at choice, affirming the cut of decision that seeks an alternative.
Paradoxically, this task deploys the word and image as renegades to fight fire with fire. Mannequins are tarred, feathered and photographed. The results are equally judged. Video loops and text pieces are also brought together through inclusive disjunction. This entangled zone gathers the work to ‘strike the event’. That event is the infinite multiplicity of contradictory possibilities that may reconcile but is open to transformations. These war systems interrogate the obsolete currency of communication asserting instead the bare act of ‘truth telling’ while refusing to communicate ‘truth’.