10 Februar 2014

THE CHILD IS FATHER OF THE MAN

LEFT  MICHAËL BORREMANS, 2008, OIL ON CARDBOARD, FOR THE COVER OF WILLIE VERHEGGHE'S MIGUEL OF HET GROOT VERDRIET. GENT, POËZIECENTRUM

RIGHT TOP DENNIS OPPENHEIM, TWO STAGE TRANSFER DRAWING (RETURNING TO A PAST STATE), 1971 : DENNIS TO CHANDRA OPPENHEIM. AS I RUN A MARKER ALONG CHANDRA'S BACK, SHE ATTEMPTS TO DUPLICATE THE MOVEMENT ON THE WALL. MY ACTIVITY STIMULATES A KINETIC RESPONSE FROM HER SENSORY SYSTEM. I AM, THEREFORE, DRAWING THROUGH HER. SENSORY RETARDATION OR DISORIENTATION MAKE UP THE DISCREPANCY BETWEEN THE TWO DRAWINGS, AND COULD BE SEEN AS ELEMENTS THAT ARE ACTIVATED DURING THIS PROCEDURE. BECAUSE CHANDRA IS MY OFFSPRING AND WE SHARE SIMILAR BIOLOGICAL INGREDIENTS, HER BACK (AS SURFACE) COULD BE SEEN AS AN IMMATURE VERSION OF MY OWN. IN A SENSE, I MAKE CONTACT WITH A PAST STATE. DENNIS OPPENHEIM, EXPLORATIONS, 2001, MILANO

RIGHT BOTTOM DENNIS OPPENHEIM, TWO STAGE TRANSFER DRAWING (ADVANCING TO A FUTURE STATE), 1971 : CHANDRA TO DENNIS OPPENHEIM. AS CHANDRA RUNS A MARKER ALONG MY BACK, I ATTEMPT TO DUPLICATE THE MOVEMENT ON THE WALL. HER ACTIVITY STIMULATES A KINETIC RESPONSE FROM MY SENSORY SYSTEM. SHE IS, THEREFORE, DRAWING THROUGH ME.... DENNIS OPPENHEIM, EXPLORATIONS, 2001, MILANO.   BEGÜM




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