Apparently, my periodic posts of the image-clutter collected on my desktop constitute “image essays”, or at least that’s what AFC is calling the long scroll of images submitted by various artists they’re now featuring, without commentary. I assume the latter contain some hidden rhyme or reason to them, and I enjoy them, but I prefer the random.
While teaching Surrealism these last two weeks, I found myself repeating the phrase “1+1= 3” to explan what arises from juxtapositions of the unexpected and the unconscious. Of course for the Dadaists, it was all about the embrace of pure nonsense, but Wm Burroughs and Brion Gysin were my inspiration, their idea of the third mind via the cut-up, basically. I’ve also been enjoying the darker side of the random lately (big surprise, ha!) as employed by the Random Darknet Shopper, the botnet project recently launched by the artist collective, !Mediengruppe Bitnik. It seems a ripe moment for such stealthy initiatives in art, and I love that it bought ten pills of ectasy, lol. Anyway, here’s my latest dump, er, I mean, image essay:) Get a cup of tea or a beer, its a loooong one, the longest yet, I think! And there’s weirdly a lot of art in it. ENJOY!