When I propose a constructed theory of the nature of a thing, I am proposing a distrust of my constructed theory of the thing. Theory tells us that we are merely mortal. Theory not only wants us to believe that we are primarily finite, living bodies, but also demands that we demonstrate this belief. I propose theories out of distrust of my myself; distrust in the evidence of my own reason, and distrust in my perception of the world and its objects.
Something that I am thinking about now…
When I propose a constructed theory of a thing, I am proposing a distrust of my constructed theory of a thing. This is a contradiction, that I have not accurately communicated so far within my work. In privilege of a conversational practice, I must enable contradictory dialogue to reflect the conflicting nature of philosophy, as well as my attitude towards art making.
Contradictions take form in frictions or gaps between language and objects (which is what I am attempting to physically manifest and demonstrate). Where there is friction, there is conflict, and there is rationality in opposition with absurdity.
This philosophical language is one that I am only just encountering, it remains very foreign to me, but I am enjoying attempting to comprehend it and responding to my work with a philosophical approach in mind. Ultimately I think I always produce work that exists as propositions, questions to be asked and discussed. All I hope to gain from it, is conversation and knowledge. I think my works are just a series of observations that I am trying to understand through making.