What is an object?
- An object is not me
- An object is unknowable
- I am an object (in a world of objects)
1- An object is not me:
-it resists my will … Something beyond complete control
David Nash, Cracking Box, 1990
-an object offers relief from the turmoil of desire
Salvador Dali, Sofr construction of Haricot beans: premonition of civil war,1936
2. An object is unknowable
-perception is always partial… we never perceive the whole object
Paolo Uccello, Chalice, c.1430
We never perceive quite the same object as anyone else
Pierre Auguste-Renoir, La Grenov Lettre, 1869
Claude Monet, La Grenouillere, 1869
+ Vija Celamins, To Fix the Image In Memory XII, 1977-82
This piece is something I feel I could use in my future practice as we both start from similar reference points, the fact that sh has created the “perfect replica” inspires me to keep this as my main source of inspiration as there is such a wide range of responses to create. I would not copy this idea, however the idea of creating a cast of the stone and then superimposing the response artwork over the cast may be a nice way to develop my practical work into a more 3d response.
-What would count as a complete knowledge of the object?
-this study is only of the exterior of the object how are we to know if the middle of the objects have been studied to be replicas.
-Phenomenon and Noumenon
Charles Avery, Noumenon, 2008
3. I am an object (in a world of objects)
Caspar David Fredrick, Wanderer above the sea of mist, 1813
the difference between subject and object
Caspar David Fredrich, Lost in the Forest, 1814
Subject – To be in control
Object – To be observed
+ Subject and object are reversible
Therefore I only come to a knowledge of myself through a knowledge of objects
Richard Serra, Spin Out (For Robert Smithson) 1973