“(allan) kaprow downplayed the significance of formal structure and social commentary in favor of direct experience… if you don’t do the work, he seems to be saying, you can’t reflect upon its meaning.” – jeff kelly

17/07/2012 § Leave a comment

rolu, installation photographs for walker art center’s open field residency (2012)

helen escobedo, por las tortugas (1992)

 

okay, the last image of a helen escobedo piece is unrelated.  then again, it could also be completely related.

before any more digressions, there is only one thing you need to know: TWIN CITIES AND MIDWESTERN FOLK! GO TO OPEN FIELD!  below is a description of rolu’s residency programs, workshops, etc.  check it out!

WE GAVE THIS PROJECT A TITLE:  WHEN DOES SOMETHING… BECOME SOMETHING ELSE? THE APPARENT IS THE BRIDGE TO THE REAL.  AS WE UNDERSTAND IT, A TITLE IS ALWAYS DIFFICULT. IT SETS FORTH THE PRESUPPOSITION THAT AN EXPRESSION MAKES SENSE, THAT THERE IS A LINK BETWEEN SEPARATE TERMS, WHICH ALSO MEANS BETWEEN CONCEPTS, PROBLEMS AND THEORIES WHICH SEEM AT FIRST SIGHT TO BEAR NO DIRECT RELATION ON EACH OTHER. BUT LET’S DO IT! OK? LET’S SUPPOSE THAT THERE IS A LINK! HERE ARE SOME EXPRESSIONS, TERMS, CONCEPTS, PROBLEMS AND THEORIES: WHEN DOES SOMETHING BECOME SOMETHING ELSE? ATTENTION AS PLACE / PRESENCE AS PERFORMANCE / DOING AS SEEING / MAKING AS THINKING / THE APPARENT IS THE BRIDGE TO THE REAL. WHAT IS A VENTRILOQUISM OF FORM? WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE MEMORY OF SOMETHING I SAW PHYSICALLY AND SOMETHING I SAW IN A PHOTOGRAPH? WHAT IS WHOLENESS?

WE’LL LEARN FROM THESE THINGS IN WAYS NO ONE COULD’VE TAUGHT US.

– ROLU AFTER RANCIERE

 

returning to lowercase

a young hare

 

 

notes:

[title + images]     today’s title was taken from their residency description here and the related photographs were taken from the rolu post announcing their arrival on the walker art center’s lawn.  helen escobedo’s piece was caught a while back in the internets.

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