A N T I D O T E S T O
V I O L E N C E
‘’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.
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?
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.
C Andrew J Pearson 2018