For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a visceral response to dispersion.
In the world
Moss clumped along trees
The tarnish and patina that metals and leathers accumulate when left to their own devices
Odd clusters of houses against hills in wilting outlying towns
Post-birthday party piñata detritus
Mildew on 17th century French doors (Versailles)
While dispersion suggests a random scattering of elements, Art suggests a deliberate harnessing.
I’m moved also by the sight of flecked marble adorning the facades of grimy Chinese restaurants. Foam insulation too - the fun stuff that goes under carpets and between walls. Both these materials are all the rage on the internet right now (and by that, I mean in internet art), for whatever reason. I’ll attribute it, like everything, to TECHNO-FATIGUE.
All these years trawling through scraps and fixtures at Building Resources and Home Depot I knew I was on the cusp of something good. The internet apparently had the same idea.
1 • self
2 • Hedi Slimane
3 • Emily Hadden
4 • artist unknown