Why is public art important today? How did this inform the work for CIRCA?
We need to physically meet strangers. Human energy revolves so much around the physical world and that happens in the public space.
And there are paintings which are about your experience in art?
Yeah. So it just kind of feels like wherever I want to go, I want to have the flexibility of saying, this is what I felt at 12 o'clock, you know? And then at 10 o'clock, if I thought something different, they, oh, let me make a painting about me masturbating. Okay boom let's do it.
So when you saw the big screen, I mean, do you regard the screen in Piccadilly as a kind of canvas too?
Um, yeah. I mean, I think, I think if you kind of, if one way, one reduction of painting is, is an image on a flat surface.
Yeah. And the screen is a flat surface, isn't it? The same as a flat surface and it can do certain things, certain things, it can't do. You can't actually have braided hair to the screen and to get the name, but I suppose you could have to, or you could do images could you? And you decided on the clouds?
To be moving images. Yeah.
"There is a fundamental difference between flatness and flatness. There can be a flatness that is meaningless and there can be a flatness that is the highest expression of life -- from infinity depth up to the surface: an ultimately restor[ed] two dimensionality. [Restoring flatness] is what plastic creation means.Otherwise it is decoration." - Hans Hoffman, Lecture 1
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Non-place or nonplace is a neologism coined by the French anthropologist Marc Augé to refer to anthropological spaces of transience where human beings remain anonymous, and that do not hold enough significance to be regarded as "places" in their anthropological definition. Examples of non-places would be motorways, hotel rooms, airports and shopping malls. The term was introduced by Marc Augé in his work Non-places: introduction to an anthropology of supermodernity.
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