Life travels through a series of revolving and repeating courses. Every new path we take comes back to where we began and continues through into every subsequent experience. The habitual nature of the way we live can be broken down into pieces, fragments, all capable of being taken apart and put back together in such a way that, despite the rearrangement, the pattern will continue.
The monotony of the typical “everyday” becomes such that the how and why are dictated by subconscious processes. Life's beauty becomes mundane. It is when we dismantle these patterns and processes and put them back together that we are able to notice anomalies. Without these happenstance moments, our interest in contemplating the apparent consistency of everyday life becomes absent. These small instances are imperative in memorializing the beauty within a world in constant flux.
I am utilizing individual elements that allow for the creation of repeating patterns. Each successive recreation produces a variation from the original, simulating the differences between recalled accounts of the life within that pattern. Life is notional. Nature's continual regeneration creates a pattern that reflects our memory; an idealized image imprinted in our mind that changes slightly every time we think on it.
Tue, Mar 5, 2013
"We are perhaps nearing an understanding of the meaning of chance in art. It would, of course, be unbearable if our intentions were regularly frustrated. Yet there is something terribly arid, not to say mechanistic, in the idea of a world where all our purposes results in predictable consequences, where we are completely transparent to ourselves and where intentions always result in expected actions. We value the degree of interference and human intentional activity offered by the unconscious, by language, by the apparatus of the camera or computer, by the instruction performed 'blind.' In short we desire to see what will happen.
p. 25 "Chance. Documents if Contemporary Art."