Wednesday, June 30, 2010

What I Do At Work When I'm Supposed To Be Working

Was the title of David Fullarton's exhibition/contribution to San Fransisco based artist Jonn Herschend's project "Sisyphus Office" at Houston's radio station 90.1 KPFT back in '09. The pieces were pinned randomly amongst the memos and flyers around the office and are constructed from available office supplies.

The project itself aimed to highlight art as an integral and necessary distraction in our day to day life ... with the notions of existentialism, capitalism, artistic romanticism and deadpan slapstickism as a means to examine the artifice that keeps us clinging to reality and distracted from the void. Sisyphus Office is about punching the clock, and then punching it again…but harder the second time. It’s about transcending the mundane through the beauty and absurdity of distraction. It’s about recognizing the comedy in the tragedy of the day to day… and then waking up again to do the same thing all over again the next morning.

Excerpt from David Fullarton.

These are a few of my favorites.

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