Achieving and Getting Things Done (installation)

Achieving and Getting Things Done was an installation I made for a recent exhibition, Globalsapiens: an Introduction. In this exhibition 3 of us were all trying to speak/yell about the state of the world deeply concerning us within the year 2011. But within the confines of an art gallery, within a confines of our individual artist egos, within the confines of our increasingly atomised and forced-self-entrepreneurial lives, is this possible?

Thus within this exhibition we played on this inescapable doubt of ineffectiveness by placing each of us within individual cell-like spaces within the gallery in general. The installation Achieving and Getting Things Done attempted to bring all this doubt within all of my works in this cell into a more clear light.

IMG_6099Here a few words I wrote for my cell inside the exhibition:

Here I languish; informed but passive; not knowing which foot to put in front of the other; so letting faint hopes of something better do the walking for me.

Here in my cell there will constantly remain the doubt that my artworks/artist shows may end up as nothing more than self-profiling within [what I often feel is] a dictatorship of individualism; the fetishisation of the self in the forced-competition of status advancement, based on an ultimatum of prosperity and a terror of failure. Thus, everything I have done within my isolated little world sometimes feels so counterproductive: that the truth may be that I am simply bolstering the realism of a system my work fundamentally opposes in its messages, by seeking recognition, and respect from it, for my individual endeavours.


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