Notes

On conceptual (dis)honesty, 01/2020


At times data points lie beyond sensory perception when depicted visually or auditorily. Which means that occasionally, there does not appear to be any change in the work, giving the impression that nothing is happening or of an apparent malfunction.

I believe that that which is not perceived gives form to an experience, and therefore the narrative we ascribe to it. An event not perceived is still an event nonetheless. Therefore, I do not believe in discarding silent data for the sake of providing a heightened visual or auditory experience for an audience. The alternative would be, for me and in the context of specific works, conceptual dishonesty.

Providing a space where an apparent 'nothing' also happens is consequent to experience. And if in that there is coherence, then there is honesty.