Flux – Do Not Trust Yourself To These Speedy Waters
Medium: Digital canvas print, 80 x 80cm
Price: $500 -includes a copy of Masonik’s vinyl record release of “Stable/Destroyed”
This work considers the fleeting nature of thought. The philosopher contemplates an abstract ideal, the form and structure is discovered through introspection, a fundamental geometry which exists only in the mind. The discovery is simultaneously an emerging idea and a mutation, constantly subject to transformation, as thought cannot be static. Multiple concepts captured in a single moment, as all thought exists in a dream-scape flow of time.
Hoping to conquer the transience of thought, the philosopher might consider permanence, although that thought is also fleeting. And so we turn to “Representation” for a fix, even understanding that any manifestation is subject to time and change. Witness the weathering of street art.
The same problem is captured by the medium of photography, a transformation of light into image, here represented in all its forms. Traditionally used to capture a moment in time, a ‘fact’, here it is layered, manipulated, the meaning partly hidden and partly transformed, duplicated and obscured. The work itself is a demonstration of transformation, recursive through the nature of representation: while form and structure can be captured in a snapshot, the idea they manifest is always changing.
Even facts are, in the long term, impermanent. Imagine what might happen to an idea in art?
Masonik is an Australian multi-disciplinary arts collective, who have performed nationally and internationally since 2006. Masonik’s immersive experience creates electronica / new-fusion / neo-classical and soundscapes layered with video projections. As Visual Artists, Masonik generates artworks based in graphic design, film, photography, sculpture, installation and theatre.