The Fields Are Soft And Green – (The Innocence of the Artist)

Michael Kress Funasaka 2012, 1080p Video. Video Still showing the artist holding a night watch for the curator.
The Fields Are Soft And Green – (The Innocence of the Artist) Funasaka 2012, 1080p Video. Video Still showing the artist holding a night watch for the curator.

Performing a conversation with Tatsuya Fujii, curator of Nishinomiya-Funasaka Biennale 2012

A 48-year-old artist travels to Japan.He brings a long the memory of a song he loved when he left his childhood.
The Artist intends to find an equivalent partner, the curator, to share these initial moments.
Looking back to his adolescence it remembers him to a Novel by a german author.
Later, by chance he red a novel by a japanese author, which reminds him of both the beloved song and the story of a traveling artist.

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We measure the world with numbers and in different units for weight, length, height, time …
When we move through space we could count our efforts and call this work.
Work means an acting subject, a single position to be considered in different time and space.
Gathering of all inter-subjective experiences brings us a language of every day life.
Acting in the field of language means to form and diverse terms and definitions.
And acting means to change normative positions of each participator.
When language comes to determ rules, we can interpret difference in the ways we act upon.
A non mobile participant used to describe the rules on geopolitics and cultural conservation.
Moral and rules show us a frameset of what is in and what is out of concept of a certain group.
We point out differences between different cultures to organise a languge frame.
We are told what to do. The word ‘we’ means a exclusive system of subjects in the frame.
So what could bargain for an universal language, a universal frame set in a system we call ‘daily life’.
What are the rules in this field, what means to act in and outside the frame set.

 

 

"Am I", Screenshot Notepad, 11 June 2012, 19:11 h.
„Am I“, Screenshot Notepad, 11 June 2012, 19:11 h.

Michael Kress
Funasaka 2012, 1080p Video,
Records by Tom Waits,
Books by Hermann Hesse and Mishima Yukio

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