Nothing is More Practical than Idealism, 2001
"Jay Chung produced, wrote and directed a short 35 mm film with a crew of 20, but with no film in the camera"
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Jean Baudrillard once said: I must go to the store to buy some
bread. And he did.
This exhibition could not have come to be in any other location.
It could only be amongst these tables, chairs, and all the
other fantastic (in our own opinion) decorations of the Club
Room of the Bielany Cultural Center. We don’t know why exactly,
but it spoke to our senses. We don’t need to know this, it
is not important.
This exhibition is the result of intuitive creation of a good exhibition
of good art. When we prepared this exhibition we didn’t
consider its message, concept, reason or outcome. This exhibition
isn’t about something. It is something.
In one word, we have no idea about what’s going on here.
We created in this place a somewhat physically real arrangement
of chosen objects. A good arrangement of good objects
according to our artistic intuition. If this exhibition is understood
by its viewers on a visual, emotional, intellectual or
whatever kind of level, then this will mean that this is a good
exhibition. The stronger its impact, the better it will be.
Art is not communication, it is not a language. If we want to say
something, we say it. Art is the act of creating real existing objects,
occurrences and systems. They exist in reality, they are
real things like a real, existing stone, tree or sunset. A beautiful
sunset is the result of physical processes in the atmosphere,
has no reason at all in itself. Art is the same. It is the result of
processes working within an artist and his or her surroundings,
but it has no reason, it doesn’t communicate anything.
It just is."
"Ataskoa was a public announcement, made in the newspapers, over the radio, with flyers, posters, etc. to create a traffic jam in the hills.
On 18th September 2005, 160 cars (approximately 425 people) gathered at Intza, Navarre, on the sides of Mount Aralar. The jam started at 11am. and ended at 15pm."
i was 9 o 10 years old when Mariusz showed me this image.
Sami Rintala (also here)
Marco Casagrande (also here)
"Land(e)scape, an architectural installation by Finnish architects Casagrande & Rintala in a former field in Savonlinna. The work is commenting on the desertion process of the Finnish countryside."
Tomorrow, Now, Forever
"captures live webcam images of the sunrise as the sun is constantly rising somewhere in the world. The images are served with geographic and temporal coordinates indicating one's displacement from the sunrise. (The sun is always rising.)"
Aaron Gemmill and Angie Keefer
"In 2007, I ran the Boston evacuation route system to try to measure our fear in post-9/11 public spaces. This is the audio archive/sculptural piece that I created from this series of runs. There are 26 jars corresponding to 26 runs. Each jar size corresponds to the number of breaths from that run."