A N T I D O T E S   T O   

V I O L E N C E



(Change)

Artist statement

 ‘’Certain streets have certain corners, sooner or later we’ll turn yours’’ (Brian Eno)

I have often found it difficult to turn corners…. But I do.

I believe in change. I observe. This is central to being the kind of artist I have chosen to be. 

In the beginning,

I actively seek awareness without necessarily having a particular end objective. 

Sometimes I feel like I am swimming in shit. 

Sometimes I discover beauty and poignancy in the strangest of places. 

Often I have the luxury of choosing either the former or the latter.

I attach to certain ideas and explore. This in turn can lead to the creation of something.

(Some thing).

This may be as simple as a note scrawled on a piece of paper that no one will ever read.

It may mean weeks composing a piece of music that no one will hear.

It may all come together and take carefully edited form, 

then be set adrift in the world in order to find a place and interpretation in the psyche of others.

 

I am currently creating audio visual work as part of an ongoing undertaking 

to counteract *violence by occupying spaces both physical and non-physical with agency for transcendence 

considering an expanding number of propositions and questions including:

 

Love and fear.

Love is giving (mostly).

Fear, is always…… of loss

What is? And what is not?

Birth/Death

Sometimes we can just stand still

 

 *violence: In this case, I am specifically regarding actions and thoughts of human beings and the ramifications of these actions. 

(That which is born out of fear).  Greed. Ambivalence. From the dropping of a nuclear bomb on a city 

to the unnecessary use of a car horn. 

Making it difficult for another to say no. From Auschwitz and Treblinka to being rude to the waiter. 

Ways in which we bring harm upon ourselves.


AUDIO VISUAL 

and 

WRITING


C Andrew J Pearson 2018