gravity: ian kiaer

(images via alison jacques gallery)

passive/powerless objects (almost not objects at all) – e.g. scuffed, colourless yoga mat (surrender to gravity. lack of resistance. pathos)

– critique of will?

materialist gestures/affliction/physical suffering

-“the body falls open”

sleep – “20 years of lying down without consciousness”

collapse of painting – nihilist gesture of obsessively painting icon of bare empty gallery walls again & again covering a canvas like a pattern

act of painting: possibility of beginning gesture/sentence/conversation & not having to end it. not always necessary to close what has been opened

(architectural, but all) models as inherently utopian & tragic:

– posit/presume a future like the present but better