had a photo instructor in the weeding year who, at the time, i despised yet who had some useful activations of language.
specific: disallowed descriptors of photography that inherited violence
example: i shot a picture
example: lets go take pictures
at the time i was not impressed. this was the same dude who when one would tack up photos for a crit. he would focus on the thumbtacks and how they interacted with the work to the abjection of the actual work. god forbid you would use multicolored thumbtacks.
back to the language thing..
solution: non-violent descriptors
example: lets go expose some film
example: i’m making some light drawings or i’m drawing with light
now, here is my current problem - i’m having trouble (understandably given n.a. culture) extricating misogyny from art and art historical discourse.
example: duchampe - The Bride Striped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even
just an example from the text.
do i want answers from you? maybe. or perhaps its just an expression of my reaction to the quagmire.
and i fucking love duchampe. he’s great. its like trying to reconcile my love for james brown with the documented fact that he did quantities of blow and beat his wife. “it was a different time..” “his music is separate from his extra-violent-curricular activities.”