Douglas Park, born: 23-01-1972, United Kingdom, visual artist, writer (of literary prose and critical essays, both mostly art connected), sometime exhibition curator (and increasingly all practices and roles combined), currently U.K based and internationally active
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Trap Shield Coffin Sanctuary
known and unforeseen species and brand of ominous bugbear and saviour waits
dormant and poised, always sensed and felt, however ignored; gradually,
emergent presence becomes too made aware of and unmissable for “avoidance &
denial policy” to still be options anymore.Although, agreement upon or opposition against approval or rejection
either way defies unanimity or being fixed.
exhume an earlier promise and threat:
“Determined, brutalist, serviceable and wholesome, yet
careful and intimate labours engender hybrids, comprising: normality and the
extraordinary; nature and artifice; the recognised and the unknown;
harmlessness and uncertainty; sturdiness and vulnerability.
addressed number: universal hopes, fears and needs; paranormal and supernatural
phenomena; alternative and primitive medicines; marginal and accepted (but
controversial) scientific research and products.
also, the mixed and conflicting opinions about potential consequences to such
things — and whether they can solve problems, prove beneficial or actually pose
risks and cause danger.” *
* Exactly the very same
author and artist as these ones here.Originated for and appearing in: Fresh-Air
Machine, group exhibition catalogue, Calvert 22 / Outset, London, 2008
case-study specimen and exponent bred and grown, fully shows off (with both
pride and shame) every mortal-wound and birthmark forensic-evidence clue
scored.Exposure and display serves up
on offer their original material substance (bandage dressing, fresh injury and
bullet-proofed armour-plating elements all float loose, drift free and give
birth to one another), as well as manufacture and development inflicted (surgical
operation work begun and left incomplete provide foundations built on and
guidelines followed throughout), alongside subsequently ensuing conditions and
physicality (cosmetic, ornamental, grandiose and decorative symptoms, finery,
deformities and patina open-sores and floral blossom).
secret-messages and formulæ burn onwards, encoded, hidden; until if or when
deciphering is ever possible.Much stays
under-guard, held onto, well-kept and not let go of, without questions answered
or knowledge passed on.Mystery and
power resists partial dilution and complete loss.Instead, there’s gain, harbouring and
generation of even more invincible enigma and force.
suggest, script, direct and enact themselves, whereby spare-part and accessory
fixtures and components switch around, change place and rearrange, constantly
in ongoing and irresolvable turnover, shuffling, substitution and upgrade.Conclusions, not even got remotely anywhere
near, let alone arrived at.
good or bad outcomes may or might not happen, endless turmoil provoked could
generate more than enough perpetual-motion energy and self-renewable fuel to
feed, drive and run everywhere, thing and body, non-stop, forever.