THE SOMETHING has developed as a mode of artistic production that extends legitimacy to ethereal and accidental musings, intersubjective space travel, the sun and/or star, and the pyramids. Many aspects of the project remain invisible, however the something is also a catalyst to unite us in autonomous action/s. It is a political stand – the rebuttal of a compartmentalized and systematic life. A way to voyage in outer-space without necessitating the accrual of rocket-ships. It is a malleable framework that will function as a performative action exhibition.
We permit ourselves, and those around us, to produce whatever form of sound or action conceivable. We have rediscovered a simple framework. By pairing unadvised freedom with encouraging actions of enjoyment and a loosely structured play environment we achieve an effective mode of public engagement. The format of this action breaks down barriers between the viewer and the producer, it reduces hierarchy and hegemony to miniscule and forgotten notions, and allows us to play with time, space, and some traditional conceptions of being.
It began as a conversation. The conversation was about what it would eventually become. From the beginning we were unclear about what exactly it was going to be, which in turn necessitated more conversations. We discussed painting, astrolosociopolitical action, russian constructivism, improvisational modes, The Neverending Story, the general de- and subsequent re-structuring of time and intersubjective space and the related continuum, or the invisible understanding and/or communication we have with and/or without each other. We began with undefined notions, unrestricted boundaries, and one intention or another, the goal being an outcome.
It works by gathering. Together we organize as parts of a whole. We engage in purposeful misuse of the space and materials at hand. We repurpose them to fit our needs. By pointing our cameras at the images they currently produce we find a portable hole, a way to access the other side of the mountain, by pointing the cameras at ourselves, our others, we capture momentarily a document. We plug everything in at once, this to that to you to me to them to those other area’s where we don’t see. By inhabiting these simultaneous interstitial spaces we produce a conversation between the past and the future, we are teaching new sounds to old techniques and old ideas to new technologies.website: mark benson
THE SOMETHING will and/or will not include:
herman "le sony'r ra" blount
joseph del pesco
falkor the luckdragon
justin carl hurty
dustin t kelly
karl heinrich marx
brandon walls olsen