Critique, 6th February 2018.


  • An impossible space, a longing for something else. A poetic abstract. Poetry; just something we compose, is it actually there?
  • The subject is absent.
  • Mapping of a non-space, a geographical survey of a form. organic, from nature.
  • A recording of something that doesn’t exist.
  • A Priori, something assumed, what came before? (Text alludes to something prior, ‘This leads me to consider…). 
  • Everything seems to be very diffuse, at a distance from us.
  • Evidence of something existing, something other.
  • An investigation, referring to something that is not here. A loss of certainty we have of the world.
  • The direct imprint of cast on paper is true, as opposed to digital representation of object.
  • It was more like the tipping of an object toward the light’ Elizabeth Bishop, The Fish.
  • Exploration of Phenomenon.
  • Is an object truth just because its a material?
  • Name (of a thing) is arbitrary.
  • Concrete realities of matter, we can perceive the conditions in which something exists.
  • Close observation results in a better understanding of objects/ the world.
  • A childlike curiosity. A wanting to find the source of the mark, what is the consequence?
  • Taking what we know and projecting it onto what we can see is only going to give us conclusions of what we can already conceive, rather than considering what is created.
  • What happens if you remove the subject/author?
  • A pure observation, no judgement.
  • Imagining the world around you, without being in it. A strange speculative (philosophical) understanding of the world.
  • Consider a space where the world of phenomena exists on its own.
  • Language and subject offer an inter-related power relationship (correlationism).
  • SPECULATIVE REALISM, merely an area of discourse.
  • Subtle suggestions of human presence and artistic production/making.
  • A philosophy put together through language privileging phenomena.
  • We frame things through language, this excludes how we touch upon/comprehend/experience phenomena.
  • Standing in perplexity with something, a poetic throbbing, seduced by phenomena.
  • Becomes harder to decipher, unless you find a useful way of using language.
  • Aesthetic is not what the work is about, its about the action of the author.
  • Visual clues necessary.
  • ‘blendr’- fall out of information. A powerful dichotomy. Language.

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