Atelier Mondial -
Sometimes I see a work in a museum and it is clearly dead and no one says a thing.
The work I'm trying to make at the moment, or thinking about trying to make, is a body of work that can exist entirely through secondary sources. That doesn't have to be real or final, but can easily pretend to be: a 10 second video as stand in for a feature-length film, a photo-graph as a stand in for a 4 hour endurance performance, a maquette as a stand in for an impos-sible and expensive installation, and an artist statement as a placholder for a practice. Basically a type of work that's half theoretical and half simulated, that still allows for speculation on the part of the viewer, but also sometimes has them turn the page to nothing and ask "is that it?"
Sometimes I wonder if I can make a body of work look 50ft. high by using practical effects.
Artist Statement Mitchell Gilbert Messina
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