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I don’t feel like it, the indifference of objects

Roithmayr, F. (2013) I don’t feel like it, the indifference of objects. In: I don’t feel like it, the indifference of objects, University of the Arts, Camberwell College of Art, London, UK. (Unpublished)

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A specific act, performed by a specific person. Clearly in particular circumstances, and for a certain end. Deliberate. And, without doubt, not done out of habit. This does not mean that one is helpless before the thing thus produced. Rather, that the object’s conditions become unexpected. It provokes an anomaly. Something that is underground starts to emerge – arbitrary choices, misleading decisions, mistakes provided for. An outline. Not that humility would become these things’ final sanctuary. On an emotional level, some objects might suggest a need for support. Care. Looking-after. Perhaps a homeopathic ambition. On a material or visual level, the opposite might be true. Dumb material, daft, unhygienic, contaminated with something else. Beyond rescue. The line between those two levels is precarious – sometimes overwhelming and untrustworthy.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Arts and Communication Design > Art > Fine Art
ID Code:87938

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