Night Street Touch takes a simple repetitive action and makes it the subject of the work. (…) the act of touching whatever is in the viewfinder is repeated making a closed loop between subject and action. The touching of these objects, surfaces and places is simple yet gains a psychological dimension, as if the action cannot be escaped from.
So abysmal and yet so palpable the impression of being unable to escape one’s own exploits and their psychological repercussions. But to touch is to feel, and acting is living through contact.
Even when one does not own up to one’s actions.
Afraid of chances, keen on changes
Changes that challenge, churning chasms
To choose to try: chills in the spine
Choking but hoping a new life to find
Till the day
And the birds
And the insects
By the shores
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Seclusion or isolation
Alone amongst others
Other answers possible
Art work by Leonardo Drew
I’ll open up if you make an incision
I’ll do right by you
All I ask is for your caring precision
And maybe I could pull through
Words by Beth Ditto, images from selected sources
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Changeable moods require fluid forms of expression.
Do you know when you sometimes see an image or hear something that doesn’t strike you as that unusual, only for minutes or days later to make the utmost sense?
I had seen some images of an exhibition by Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto, (currently at Astrup Firnley Museum of Modern Art, in Oslo) and at that moment my only thought was: his works are impressive and expressive as always.
Feeling so fickle as I am at the moment, his art pieces have gained yet another meaning for me.
A subtle combination of heaviness and softness with bits of transparency seems to give the tone to much of his artistic production and thus work as a translation of my mindsets.
And much like my moods, elasticity plays a role in the conception of his artistic vision. Though they might be rooted in something hopefully more stable, ideas must be as flexible and as they should be clear, so as to allow us to fold swiftly while keeping our feet on the ground.
A lesson I must desperately need to learn.