Aug 052013

In this performance, Sabri Reed and I created momento mori as wind-up flying sculptures, and provided them (through the mail) at a performance event in Oakland, CA.  We find puritan imagery to be appropriate content for asking formal questions of art, audience, artist and the production of meaning.   Consider the following parallels between puritan theology and creative production.  In the puritan worldview the concept of Original sin leads to an overwhelming consciousness of one’s sinful nature, which seems to parallel nicely the artist’s overwhelming consciousness of meaning making, and thus implies the inescapable symbolic resonance of everything we do.

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