At one time answers seemed more important than questions and uncertainty was uncomfortable. Creative practice, however, has revealed that questions are more engaging than answers and uncertainty is a natural consequence of inquiries. Assembling fragments,* which is how I work in all media, produces juxtapositions whose imaginative adventures reside in their ambiguity.
Perhaps, there are no answers because there are no problems and clarity is achieved, emptiness is calmed and organized, and one finds a way of managing the void.
*”All artworks are writing, not just those that are obviousl such; they are hieroglyphs for which the code has been lost, a loss that plays into their content. ” — Theodor Adorno, Aesthetic Theory
*Gilles Deleuze describes assemblage as “a multiplicity which is made up of heterogeneous terms and which establishes liaisons, relations between them, across ages, sexes and reigns—different natures. Thus, the assemblage’s only unity is that of a co-functioning: it is a symbiosis, a ‘sympathy’. […] These are not successions, lines of descent, but contagions, epidemics, the wind. ”
*”Today to make art means having everything on the table in a revolving and synchronous simultaneity which succeeds in blending inside the
crucible of the work both private and mythic images, personal signs tied to cultural and art history.… The shattering of the work means
shattering the myth of the unity of the ego, assuming the nomadism of a non-stop personal imagery without anchorage or reference points.
— Achille Bonito Olivera’s article on ‘Italian Trans-Avantgardism’ (first published in a 1979 issue of Flash Art).
*“Art has always been this pure interrogation, rhetorical question less the rhetoric…” — Samuel Beckett