What Tony Scherman Says

An encounter with the new book Carte Blanche v.2 has given me some new artists to study as well as some new quotes to ponder. For example, a featured artist Tony Scherman is noted with the following text from the book.

Artists are always asked questions pertaining to the ‘what’ and really only want to talk about the ‘how’. The ‘how’ cannot be spoken about without the ‘doing’, and the ‘doing’ cannot be spoken about without ‘being in doing’. This leaves artists at a great impasse in talking about their work, which quite often leads to tedium, boredom and, finally, irritation. This explains at least in part why so many artists in their maturity elect to say little or nothing. I am getting close, but not quite there yet.

On one level, I found this to be very funny. Scherman is not there yet, obviously, because he has made a submission to the book for printing. I did notice a couple of artists with far less to say than Scherman.

My other thought, based on personal experience, is that it is indeed very difficult to talk about my work. How do I put into words what is happening in my mind and my body when I am doing?

Tony Sherman’s site: www.tonyscherman.com

Crank out the Statement!

I have to write an artist’s statement. This is harder to do than saying, I do. I have turned to the handy Market-o-Matic [1.0] (Fine Arts Version) to automatically Crank out the Crap as they say.

This is the result:

Work of Post-Art in the Age of Generative Reproduction

The mind creates, the body reproduces. In the material reality, art objects are deprecations of the creations of the mind — a mind that uses the body as an organism to represent ideas, patterns, and emotions. With the evolution of the electronic environment, the mind is conceiving a point where it will be free from the body to realize immersions into the ejaculations of the delphic reality. Work of Post-Art in the Age of Generative Reproduction contains 10 minimal flash engines (also refered to as “shopbots”) that enable the user to make feminist audio/visual compositions.

measuring chains, constructing realities
putting into place forms
a matrix of illusion and disillusion
a strange attracting force
so that a seduced reality will be able to spontaneously feed on it

Joyce Joyce’s work investigates the nuances of surveilance cameras through the use of slow motion and close-ups which emphasize the Generative nature of digital media. Joyce explores abstract and pink scenery as motifs to describe the idea of infinite reality. Using ugly loops, non-linear narratives, and allegorical images as patterns, Joyce creates meditative environments which suggest the expansion of culture…
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So, what do you think? Will I get an A?