"Cut words into pieces and scramble them"
Gysin's cutup machine shuffles and upsets semantic orders. It abstracts concepts of reality imposed on us and brings together what is apparently incompatible. The process of shattering and decoding words and images has the potential to exceed existing myths and the official systems upon which we base our knowledge.
Modern sensibility has developed through a rhythm of metaphoric destructions and reconstructions in media including painting, assemblages, sculpture and poetry. We can here find a similar approach in reference to our present time. A constant state of uncertainty and fragmentation instigates an attempt to question the efficacy as well as the reliability of fixed categories and given meanings.
By celebrating processes of spontaneity and chance, the artists in the exhibition participate in a polymorphic conversation around the potential of generating loose and asynchronous associations of words, images and materials over the dominant tendency to rely on predetermined schemas.
When belief systems collapse, it is indeed our time to reshuffle and rearrange the pieces of the puzzle into alternative combinations.
curated by Carolina Ongaro
blip blip blip, Leeds, UK