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mr tourette
9 articles & 289 comments since 29 Jan 2009

This entry is (very loosely) in the Dane Mitchell school of 'pile o' crap'. Titled 'nervous disorder' it presents an amusing investigation into an overlooked and everyday object. Well if you want a real disorder check the kid with the big rubber band ball...

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mr tourette
9 articles & 289 comments since 29 Jan 2009

flickering nevously between the 'pile 'o crap' and hangy thing section 'qualia' (rhymes with....) made from hand spun merino wool can best be described as a bit of a dag.

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Madgie
43 comments since 2 Jul 2010
OO I knew a wild goat once that had a dag, after I tamed it with apples I cut it off and it was a liberating experience not just for the goat but also for me to look at. I sense sometimes that human experience is like an old work of art by how the virtual world is dominating the time people spend with it. Is new art at prize giving ceremonies becoming the fishbowl for these experiences in reality?...'nervous disorder' is a great work I think, it shrivels my emotion to acceptable proportions.
nosferatu
1 articles & 323 comments since 27 Dec 2007

cold water also shrivels emotions. (except where t-shirts are concerned). I dont need  to inspect dags to get that experience, although I can see how that might work.

here is one that flickers between 'pile o crap' and 'nervous disorder'

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Monkey
4 articles & 201 comments since 14 Jan 2010
You all digress into hoarding, is mental illness art? Are they, like Quinton, a totally natural form? Is art education now a taint on natural genius? Am I drunk/ mad/ intuitive?
Madgie
43 comments since 2 Jul 2010

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mr tourette
9 articles & 289 comments since 29 Jan 2009

Further entries in the 'pile o' crap' department for our consideration. The first wee island only just qualifies and should really be in a very special category of its own. The slip cast does that 'transmutation of the material' thing but does not give me wood. The cardboard mountain appears to be a monument to homelessness.

Its all looking pretty crafty eh?

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MR
218 comments since 20 Jul 2007
I cant help feel the whole lot was thrown in there by Dane Mitchell!
Madgie
43 comments since 2 Jul 2010

Somtimes there is nothing to say, and then its better to not say anything. Rubbish.


MR
218 comments since 20 Jul 2007
Seriously Madgie 'I don't think art has changed so much as in the last year, since the time of Jesus Christ' ? Perhaps a little journey to the library's art history section is in order!

If anything art has floundered in the past year or few years! Art isn't changing, it is just repeating itself in ever receding circles, to the point where if we are not careful it will soon choke on its own vomit. Rather than spending time trying to find clever academic-art-speak ways of disguising this regurgitation of once good ideas as being new or fresh, as seems to be the premise for creating new works these days, perhaps the time would be better spent trying to actually make change. However I fear for many it may be easier to Thesuarus ones way to a clever artists statement than to actually make a statement as an artist!

nosferatu
1 articles & 323 comments since 27 Dec 2007

 

the plaster firewood looks somewhat like a sad rip off of Steve Carr's rather more sublime glass campfire (Sean Kerr + Steve Carr "Camp") and related works. the cardboard mountain a too tidy Eve Armstrong ( who is also often too tidy) or a budget Marielle Neudecker of toxic landscape diorama fame.  (pics below from Armstrong and Neudecker)

the blanket stitch geography...to lazy to look very far or thoroughly  this afternoon in my game of spot the rerun... but well Jacqueline Greenbank's playful forays into stitchery-meets-national iconography come to mind as far superior

transmutation of materials just not enough. crafty, yes because seduced and self deluded by process as self evident

 

lovely Madgie, I agree with Mr. on this one... the problem is that these finalists are in the main tired reruns...not that they are too radical. I see no great epoch of change.

 

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Madgie
43 comments since 2 Jul 2010

Thankyou nos, I agree with MR too. I really like this mountain made out of cardboard. 'Heap' reminds me of an iceberg, the kind that could sink the Titanic. I like the cardboard too.

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b'art Homme
12 articles & 207 comments since 22 May 2010
Yeah,
Stitches in time - wasting time, the fabric of lif. Better to pull a few threads I say... then see what the fabric smells like? catch a few sprats in the rags.

Artists should not be knitting the hair of the decapitated quietly for the oligarchy's glad, new rags.
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mr tourette
9 articles & 289 comments since 29 Jan 2009

Marty: What happened to Stumpy Joe?
Derek: Well, uh, it's not a very pleasant story..but, uh,
David: He's passed on.
Derek: He died. Uh...he choked on..the ac- the official explanation
was he choked on vomit.
Nigel: It was actually, was actually someone else's vomit.
Derek: You know they can't prove whose vomit it was...they don't
have the facilities at Scotland Yard....
Nigel: You can't really dust for vomit.

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Pinnochio
2 articles & 143 comments since 23 Feb 2010

whofarted?

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Pinnochio
2 articles & 143 comments since 23 Feb 2010

itwas'ntme...

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Pinnochio
2 articles & 143 comments since 23 Feb 2010

iamashyelephant

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Pinnochio
2 articles & 143 comments since 23 Feb 2010

i'mnot

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Madgie
43 comments since 2 Jul 2010

I'm a shiney elephant.

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MR
218 comments since 20 Jul 2007
If I'm correct in assuming that (with a few exceptions perhaps) most of the artists represented in this selection and in this discussion unlike myself are probably quiet young. What I find interesting then is as a group why they seem happy to duplicate-repeat-regurgitate-appropriate, call it what you will, art that originated in periods of history they could not, or would not want to, associate with.
Whenever I see a contemporary art competition now I'm constantly surprised to not see more work made that is relevant to the artists own time, or made with the tools the masses use. For example where is the internet based art in these competitions, or mobile phone art, where is the art that challenges us, the older generation? because we simply cant be challenged by something we did ourselves 20-30-40 years ago! Once a pile of rubbish on the gallery floor was a statement that said, 'look this rubbish is; insert your own academic art speak here. But really guys it's like sex, it's never as good as the first time or maybe the second time even :-)

So for younger artists to get more respect from the (generally older) people in positions of influence, the first thing they should do is show us something we haven't seen, and the best way to do that is to use the tools that we are not so used to using art related in day to day life.
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