"History is always happening" at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
I'm the most introverted and antisocial of our group, but there's a little of that in the other two as well. At one of our meetings I was talking about how a work of art, like a quantum particle, doesn't really exist unless it's seen by someone (you can hear my recording of this conversation in the barroom scene of my movie, "Moments"), and David said, "That's the only reason I meet with you guys, because, you know, I'm being observed, therefore I exist." It was a joke, but there is some value in being able to confess your sins to fellow victims of a fatal attraction.
No matter what their mood, all these paintings give the impression of having been caught in the act. And it's not just paint that has been caught. In spite of their sometimes imposing physical presence, they are nevertheless pictures - images of something beyond themselves. They are fundamentally metaphors of the human condition. Geometry may be their language, but it is a passionate geometry.
The thing about "portable"/"recreate-able" installation art is that it kind of invalidates the whole concept…
Does the work become a "sculptural piece"? (And is the flat wall, the video?)