Wednesday, April 29, 2015

paper lint cobwebs

From Bartleby Review
Issue 25, December, 2014

paper lint cobwebs           Kate Moss

Yugi Agematsu

233 Carral Street
Through October 25

Paper lint cobwebs
Paper and lint—hung from fishhook like cobwebs 

Tape—bundled and pinned—wonky pins
A computer chip met wire—twisted entangled wire—pinned on the under side.

The gallery is stretched

Table in centre---cobwebs pinned on the underside—objects on top. 
No lights—lights removed—overhead lights—tracks removed
objects pinned—resting like specimens on the surface.

Thought of layered burnout drawings of decay
but this—this was alive
the gallery 
not detached from the street—no frames—
sandwiched between Gastown and the Downtown Eastside

The gallery is stretched 

human hair—discarded rubber—elegant lines on a silver plain
12 white steel legs—six on each side attached to timber supporting a sheet of MDF—
on a smooth surface painted silver the objects are placed.
At waist height the support became a stage upon which the objects were composed

This was a painting

Thought of—the silver surface—dancers performing—a muted palette—a stage 
where sourced imagery is performed
But these objects were alive—performing in time with the natural light

ciggy butts—doobie roaches—a maroon stained ciggy butt
a matchbook dancing
shattered glass—covered in foil
familiar white headphones meet rubber remains—a figure in motion 

In motion—objects collected in motion.
The streets of New York met Portland and Vancouver
removed from living but not from life. 
Materials removed from life—vibrating with rhythm—objects static—yet vibrating—
objects become material vibrating with the rhythms of life. 

The sounds of the street in New York met the noise outside—this is a sound piece—more electric than 
The performance at Skylight Gallery—this is living sound—materials imbued with sound—intemingling sound—inside and outside

The gallery is stretched

Gertrude Stein wrote “The composition is the thing seen by every one living in the living that they are doing, they are the composing of the composition that at the time they are living is the composition of the time in which they are living.”

Living— breathing time—at this time—objects in time—objects composed of time—material time.

The light changes
The gallery is stretched

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