Monday, May 20, 2013

Procrastination.


Trying to overcome a few obstacles for the exhibition in November which make preparation slow going - frustrating and not a small bit nerve wracking. Need to use whatever windows present themselves from now on so discipline required  for it's not just illness and other responsibilities holding me back but a paralysing kind of fear. Of failure I presume. Isn't that why everyone procrastinates? Some kind of fear? And in this instance (deadlines and all) it's probably best to regard that as indulgent. Sooooooooo to that end....this show builds on my graduate work which was kind of personal - or rather based on personal experience but projected onto wider philosophical contexts to create a narrative about human experience - the conflict between the corporeal nature of the body and the will to transcend that materiality. The new goal is to take that dilemma and place it in historical and political contexts in order to illuminate the symbolic role the body plays (as a kind of blank slate for inscription) in maintaining social, political and economic status quo - which is kind of exciting. Although I have to say while much of the reading has been happily absorbing some of it has been quite dry and hard going. Usually thats when I decide I must be dyslexic.
Anyway (the fun part) I've also begun collecting and pulling together all the little recycled bits and pieces that will help pull these ideas into their visual form. Again the works will be assemblage mixed with textile. Ebay must love me at the moment...though sadly I'm resorting to selling some of my beloved magazine collection and other household trash treasures to fund the process. So be it. Here's some of my visual/conceptual inspiration. A mere fraction of it.





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