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Thursday, December 26, 2013

OBJECT ABUSE


did this piece of drawing for Object Abuse art project at Spinach: 
a central London space, run from September 21st to December 15th 2013,



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has been set up to provide a platform for people to discuss, 
provoke and question the very nature and orientation of objects. 
The aim is to readdress the unquestioned drives of our collective pursuits, 
to turn the tables on the object-subject dynamic.
This investigation’s relevance is reflected in recent developments in philosophy, 
shifts in our socio-cultural landscape and is finding expression in the visual arts. 
This questioning of our human-centric perspective is reflected through 
current ideas found in the works of Bruno Latour, Graham Harman, 
Quentin Meillassoux, Anselm Franke and others.
The question: what exactly is object abuse is by no means obvious, 
when you think about it, who is to say the object in question is passive and not active? 
Also it is worth asking where does the form of abuse originate from? 
What qualifies abuse, is it quantifiable, can we identify subtler variations? 
And for that matter; what is an object, or rather can we say what is not 
an object… with any real certainty? 


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