Thursday, April 28, 2011

K48 no. 8: ABRAK48DABRA

Hey all, I have a drawing in the new issue of K48, which also includes work by a number of folks that I greatly admire--Scott Treleaven, Paul P., David Benjamin Sherry, Scooter LaForge, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Light Asylum, and Teengirl Fantasy, just to name a few. I feel incredibly grateful to Scott Hug for asking me to submit a drawing to the issue. K48 is a labor of love for Mr. Hug, and it shows. You can order a copy here.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Notes on drawing

-Pattern recognition -- cooling of chaos into form -- Chaos as Id, "the It," primordial soup -- form as false mastery, language as primal technology --- dead trees: "close reading" of chaos -- attempt to render, master an object that resists imposition of form, explication of language

-Driver's view/passenger's view -- sideways attention: the margins of one's field of vision -- what is left behind, cast off, waste products of the focus required for main activity -- temporality, palimpsest, motion study, net -- overlaps, adjacent placements, more or less randomly generated, photographic slice, "word and image dust" (WSB2)

-World/pin-head/cut/virus/ghost of a flea -- sun-through-forest canopy/camouflage/broken alphabet/death-by-hanging

-Pulverize language to liberate new meaning -- from other side, emblematize repression of discursive frame (caption, series, chain of explanation) -- writing by other means

-To be everything/to rule everything -- control/no control --- elevation/ground -- all fours/upright on two legs -- Forrest Bess/Frank Stella

--Dead child buried in the snow