'If contemporary art is all a fraud, why do people keep on looking? Why do I keep going back to it?
The point, in this installation, was more about being aware of oneself in the act of looking. It was much like the pleasure of looking at the sea, and being unable to tear oneself away until one has watched one last wave crash on to the beach. We look because we want something. You can find yourself as much as lose yourself in looking, in very different kinds of confrontations. This can as easily happen in front of a painting, in an installation, among a group of sculptures or in darkened rooms, surrounded by projected images. The totality of an exhibition matters as much as individual works, as so do all the smaller things that add up to being there at all - a particular day, a journey, one's state of mind.
Some things provoke you and go on provoking. Every time you return to them they are different, because you have changed and so has the world. Sometimes one arrives too early or too late, and things fail to make any purchase on the imagination.
posted by Cyndy