‘The thickness of shadows’ is the title of a group of pieces I exhibited, and an artist’s talk I presented at the International Conference “Twice Upon A Time: Magic , Alchemy and the Transubstantiation of the Senses.” at Birmingham Institute of Art … Continue reading →
The medium traverses the machine. It skitters and jumps appearing to flow at the limit of our senses and we become aware that this is something with which we are familiar. It is truth and falsity presented in a groundless fashion. The sound and flicker should be bringing forth hazy images of our childhood. Yet there is nothing here – only the sensation of colour streams and viscosities. Slice – image – slice – image. Machine and material fight for supremacy. The machine always wins. Techne.
Dripping and sliding
Intensities forming on the screen of our brain
Drawing paths and lattices on its fractal grounds
Cartographic snapshots of some unknown landscape
I suck pleasure form the surface,
Then from some region deep within another layer rises,
Almost touching the sexual,
I snag and pull,
tear and rip,
Cutting and slicing threads and loosening tissues.