"What did the first brain to find itself on this planet do? Presumably it was astonished at being here and hadn't a clue what to make of itself and the filthy vehicle beneath its feet. In the meantime people have come to terms with their brains by regarding them as so unimportant as to be not even worth ignoring, by making rastas of themselves (bottommost: blackish pole; uppermost; the president of the senate, say) and by turning the so-unjustly beloved nature into the backdrop for a right farce. Although this doubtless not especially heroic way of avoiding a dilemma that still receives insufficient appreciation has become quite void of any charm now that it is so utterly predictable (how infantile bathroom scales are!), for this self-same reason it is, however, highly suitable for the conducting of certain procedures." - Walter Serner in Last Loosening Manifesto (1916)

"The concept of reality is a highly variable value, and entirely dependent on the brain and the requirements of the brain which considers it." - Richard Hülsenbeck in En Avant Dada (1920)

"After all, what is an art object, in any discipline,
but a beautifully woven system of life-giving lies that burst with potentiality?"
- Olchar E. Lindsann in Cheating Art History:
Strategies on the Fight Against Modernism ( ADa 91 )

"The pressure of occupation and the incessant stream of impressions pouring into our consciousness through all the gateways of knowledge make modern existence hazardous in many ways. Most persons are so absorbed in the contemplation of the outside world that they are wholly oblivious to what is passing on within themselves. The premature death of millions is primarily traceable to this cause." - Nikola Tesla in My Inventions (1919)

"I am not an artist because I refuse to be bored." - David Beris Edwards in BARM ( ADa 92 )

"Every manifestation of our life is accompanied by noise." - Luigi Russolo in L'arte dei rumori ( 1913 )

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Space Requirements for Thesis Exhibition

Hello Everyone,

I'll be posting my thesis proposal shortly, but heres the space that I'll need in brief:

I'll be using one of the large flat screen TVs to screen the documentary in Roanoke that I'll have ready. This TV should have enough distance so that people could step back and view it. Next to this television I would have one of those 6ft x 3ft tables which are around CSB. This table will have some chairs around on where people could sit and collaborate with collage and written material. For one night of the exhibition, there will also be live performance by myself accompanied and featuring other performers from New Brunswick and the region. This could happen in an around this area where the table and TV are. I would need to be near an outlet or two in order to be able to plug in the television.

Here is a simple diagram of how the space would potentially look like:

1 comment:

  1. Well, in the interest of commenting on the blogs of others...

    I enjoyed seeing your video compilation in class last week. It was grand. In fact, I think your work deserves to be seen by people, which is saying a lot. I liked the subject matter as well as the execution of the infomercial format. Looking forward to the documentary!

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