The machine is not all nice (but then again neither is nature) both include carbon emitting poisons, and climate changing events.
The art gallery is a stationary assemblage that enables transformation. The objects and situations that are presented within its walls are forever transitory.
Bagnall’s works do not just demonstrate machinic vision but prefigure a move in contemporary art from the stable aesthetic object to the unstable and impure real-time process of machine aesthetics.
The artist and his painting machine have become a very particular assemblage of flows.
‘if my memory serves me right..’ at the National Gallery, Canberra
Thinking about an ecosophical approach to contemporary art that considers NZ bird extinctions.
This exhibition offers a speculative map for the future histories of media, machines and humans.
Everyday fear has lead to habitual uncertainty, and the Christchurch earthquakes occurred in a location that was already well acculturated to a neoliberal concept of risk.
Perhaps in 1972 this was the right place to leave the art machine: bashing at the operations of modernity…
Increasingly complex laws of compensation, cause and effect replaced the deodand, but the nonhuman objects and their crimes did not go away.