It’s been quite a long time since I’ve posted on this platform. The lead up to Nuit Blanche in Toronto was intense and physically demanding - and following it I was carried away by other projects.
I am now embarking on a five month summer of work, research, experimentation, production, play, rencontres, and probably much more. I will be making my way through Chicago IL, Windsor ON, Tucson AZ, Paolo Alto CA, Montréal QC, as well as finishing my travels with a two month residency in Skagastrond Iceland.
Although most of the time will be spent research the possibility of walking through walls, I inevitably foresee other projects developing alongside. My plan is to use this page as a platform for thinking and publishing. I’ll keep it updated with images, videos, excerpts from texts, and much more. Anything that comes through my path as I engage with these different spaces and places with my body and mind.
Hegelian dialectic is composed of three dialectical stages of development. There is a thesis, which gives rise to a reaction - > an antithesis. This antithesis either negates or contradicts the thesis - > from which tension arises. This tension is resolved by means of a synthesis.
To use or to avoid a historical model of progress and development is a difficult task. A part of me naturally leans towards mathematical equations and rationalized models of dénouement. History – the world – can be explained through forces at work. Interdisciplinary thinking moves me away from this – by combining models. Hybrids and monsters of structures used to predict. But a hybrid still holds traces from its past. So I return to the same questions. How do I make anew? Can I make anew? Am I bound by the past? Must I work within a model? Is working outside of a model even possible? I try to walk through walls in part via research – computers, libraries, books, and people - traditional moulds of research. The things I know best. But what if walking through walls does not occur as simply as F = ma? What if walking through walls only comes after years of bathing in a concoction of lemon and baking powder?
The challenge is to produce differently.