The Apollonian, orrrr something. Rod steel, plaster casts, burlap, and wax casts. The sculptural half of a two part multi-media installation.
In the Birth of Tragedy (which is all about art so it’s relevant ok, not just Marina making masturbatory Greek philosophy references all right), Nietzsche describes a binary of forces that allow for artistic creation, and he describes them as embodied in the notion of the ‘Apollonian’ and the ‘Dionysian.’ The Apollonian force represents light, reason, dream states, and is manifest in “static sculpture and traditional materials.” The Dionysian force is of course intoxication, wine, and ego disassociation, and is manifest in drunken revelry, orgiastic frenzies, music and the temporal arts, and constitutes the choral portion of the Greek tragedy.
I wanted to make shit that represented this dichotomy for kicks…so what’s not represented here is my Dionysian audio portion that’s not quite resolved yet but when it is will be a garage band atmospheric synthesis of ego destruction, group sex audio recordings, and drunken jam sessions. This sculptural part is just imagery from my dreams composed in an aesthetically metric/harmonious way out of traditional materials, i.e., the Apollonian. herpa derp