W/HOLE PATH

W/HOLE PATH 2018

80 x 90cm

Photo etchings and acetate

W/HOLE PATH 2018

at Exceptional, The Collyer Bristow Graduate Art Award, London.

21st June - 3rd October 2018

photograph by David Green

‘All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning’ (*11).  The w/hole series considers the idea of the absurd object, that is the pothole, which is paradoxical as it is both object and non-object.  In ‘The Myth of Sisyphus’ Camus describes the simultaneous ‘negating on the one hand and magnifying on the other, is the way open to the absurd creator.  He must give the void its colours’ (*83).  Here each perceived negative void becomes a positive object.  When encountered in a journey this can become a moment of disruption (bump!) or pointer to destruction (crash!) and therefore can be used as notation and marker within a complete path.  Here each void becomes a tangible plane through which to journey to the next as each pothole becomes portal in the sequence of a complete event. Each coloured point directly affecting the experience of the next.  In these two printmaking versions of a single experience, that of traversing a treacherous path in Rockingham Forest, the whole event is viewed both as individual elements and as a single holistic moment, the point at which you pause defines the experience of the whole, positive or negative. 

 

*Camus, Albert. 1942 The Myth of Sisyphus.  Penguin. 

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