Song for a sweltering day.
If anything, life is a compendium of invisible walls, less gotten through, more worked around.
WALLPIECE I-III, 2009. burnt sugar (liquid), Maple, MDF, swimmingpool coating.
80 x 60 x 3,5 cm.
35 x 45 x 3 cm.
120 x 90 x 4 cm.
An object whose volume consists of viscid burnt sugar, melted due to air moisture while being another work of art. Put on the wall immediately before the opening reception, the content slowly starts to flow out. exhibit view
I told Laika that our children are the only possessions we can take to heaven, but he was confused if I meant our children, or just children in general.
The Deepstar Enigmatica jellyfish.
Hypocrisy is the rhetoric of self-conceit.
I worked on a few incarnations for the piece: solo, group, and an early version of the sound installation, which I’d finish a bit later. The solo version came first, and is certainly more of a minimalist ambient/drone piece, or as some have said, “purer.” For the group version of Feel Free, which makes up the CD/LP, I wanted it to be more than just a “minimalist statement,” so I decided to mix in several of my influences over the past years into one single work. This was something I’d not done previously. I did this by taking the jazz and world music influences we’ve talked about and added in elements of New Music, all while preserving the ambient/drone core of the solo version. There were also some other influences that crept into the piece, though more subconsciously. There’s also one in particular that I’m happy did… though I won’t say what it is. The listener will have to try and figure it out. (Hint: it is a particular song by my favorite band) - Duane Pitre on his new album, Feel Free