It’s all intro

October 11, 2006

I’ve been watching Youtube for the last month, and realizing how little a lot of people have to say, which is fine, but it’s making me realize and appreciate the value of text, insofar as one can scan rapidly through data, and/or work which is mostly fluff, or slowly work ones way through text which is more complex.

I said in the last post that I’ll be using this as way of displaying or sharing my work, but I think that this name and site ‘connectogon’, might serve as more of a reflexivity in terms of the work which I put on, and as as  a place to talk about other work. Part of the problem I’ve had, or what I felt was a problem, was that there are aspects to the work which I see as somewhat demarcated from other parts, not isolated, but different in vein and intention.

So, this:

Is something which…This is the thing, a lot of the work which I will be putting on will be more in the vein of a line of artworks contextualized as consumer products, which in a sense has been much of the status of art objects in the West since the 1600s. And this is very much something I wish to engage in, however, I’m also interested in the function of art as tool for social and psychological critique, as well as it’s possibility to function as aid to social or psychological healing. Or at least an aid to locating of agency or context for subjectivities.

ButI’m suspicious of cultural artifacts which propose to be agents of social critique, and yet in their own right are absorbe and experienced as consumer products or commodities. My solution, will be to somewhat compartmentalize my practice into works intended as consumer objects, and work in which that is not the overt intention.

A little bit of intro

October 11, 2006

 So, not that you’d know it by this work, but this is a part of a larger set of aesthetic devices and premises that I’ve been working on for some time, over ten years actually.

Much to the consternation of my mom, girlfriend, and other concerned parties, I haven’t really focused a great deal upon the business or career side of my work, that of course neccesary if one wishes to leave off one’s day job (restoring heritage homes in my case) so that one can pursue one’s work full time.

The thing is, I really haven’t wanted to focus on putting my work out there, any of my work really, until I felt the tiem was right. The world is so aflood in poorly designed (and often pointless) products, and superficially created art.

I didn’t want to add to this, and so I’ve spent the last decade, working away, developing my craft, my skills, my style and my ideas. I’ve reached the point where I want to share the fruits of what I’ve been engaged in, and be compensated for it, so as to allow even more time and resources to contribute.

I’ll be putting forward a set of  work on ebay shortly, with much more to follow. The aim or idea really, is to put forward my work in a set of actualization or product lines.

Part of the aim here being quite simple, to allow a diverse and wide range of  people to partake in the purchase and acquisition of original art, which I feel will make a small, yet actual contribution to the aesthetic conditions of their life.


Pax North