Fragmented Map- A Rhizomatic Model
The Installation engenders an open spatial multiplicity that defies any hierarchy. As a patchwork of relations, it delineates a probabilistic line of thought rather than a deterministic one. By avoiding a unified line of argument or a single disciplinary perspective, it defies arborescent models of thinking. This “writing machine” strives to relinquish the authorship over a linear narrative and instead, weaves a network of indeterminate and temporal connections. The “subjective eye” that regulates discourse and exerts a measure of control is subtracted from the experience in order for the subject to become the residual by-product of the experience itself. #phdthesis#visualarts#yorkmfa#yorkuniversity#architecturethesis#rhizome#practicebasedphd#installationart#installation
Fragmented Map installation
In rhizomatic models, multiplicities come together on a non-stratified plane of consistency. These relationships form intensities that are held together without beginning or end or a pattern that might reach a climax. They resist postulating a thesis or engaging in an overarching argument. The rhizome as a concept relates to postmodern conceptions of truth, the defiance of any overarching metaphysical position above any other. #visualartsthesis#architecturethesis#practicebasedphd#yorkmfa#rhizome#installationart#installation
William Kentridge is a South African artist and draughtsman of Jewish and Lithuanian descent who presents the struggles and emotions of post-Apartheid South Africa through a multitude of forms, notably his animated films of charcoal drawings, as well as sculpture, tapestry, opera, and various other media. Through the 1970s, Kentridge studied politics and African studies, as well as fine arts in Johannesburg, and was also heavily involved in theatre. This laid a solid foundation for the structure of his work, informing the dramatic and rather jarring subject and narrative, and also influencing the means of approach and production.
William Kentridge 'The Procession of Reparationists' (2017) is on view at @ogr_torino until December 12.
Courtesy OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Turin. Photo: Andrea Rossetti.