What is the background of your work
The focus of many artists is on the
art works, the creative product. I prefer to focus on everything
else–which is, actually, the background upon which
the creative process of connection happens–the things
you stumble over while trying to get to the desired object.
you be more specific?
Well, for example: the viewer/the
object viewed/and the visual field upon which the (seemingly
magical) connection is made between the two when you go,
“What is that?!” Human beings’ collusion
with objects, via our senses, and the processing of sensual
information, is a physical process and thus subject to study,
observation and demystification. Humans also shape their
environment (including altering their own bodies) while
engaging in that process. I want to call attention to that.
is the advantage this approach?
There is a shortage of new or unique
objects that can be drawn or built; there is no shortage
of space, so that is what I am utilizing. (We don’t
live in a flat world, although our minds love to describe/reduce
everything to the least number of lines, especially digital
ones–so day-to-day we do not see much more than the
outlines and patterns. I look for opportunities to re-inflate
starting to understand why it is important to you to use
Yes, literally the things you stumble
over, in your everyday environment, and do not pay attention
to or notice–irrelevant trash–can be a source
of new connections.
would you describe your art works?
They are doorways, portals, flaws
in the universe, holes. Most of all, they are invitations
to step out of the mind, to move forward, to come in and
do you believe is the role of the artist today?
To provide pleasure and transform
contradictions; to facilitate connections between humans
and objects, between humans and their own senses and minds;
to open up new spaces; to re-image the obvious and make
life more fun.
contemporary artists have influenced the direction of your
Chiau Sing Chi, E. O. Wilson, Philip
K. Dick, George Clinton, Terry Gilliam, R. Buckminster Fuller.
do you feel about technology?
I look forward to improving the interface
with the universal quantum computer, and, when the von Neubots
arrive, I hope to be hired on as an interpreter.