synthetic zero


June 19, 2008

Please come to my next Synthetic Zero Loft Event which will be from 12-6pm on Saturday, June 28th, at my new art space at 305 E. 140th St. #1A, Bronx NY 10454.

June 12, 2008

So many things to write about! I've been collecting ideas for blog posts but have gotten out of the habit of writing them regularly. I'd like to share these ideas more frequently, however.

I've recently become fascinated with the idea that it may be possible to speak about things that ordinarily one cannot speak about --- the unsayable. I suppose this is contrary to Wittgenstein's famous assertion, "Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must remain silent." I've come to the opinion that he is wrong. While it is true that one cannot directly speak of the unsayable, you can talk about the fact that in everyday life, all the time, you are in a situation which contains, fundamentally, aspects of the unsayable. That is to say, you can directly talk about the limitations of your own picture of the world. This applies not only with grand existential questions but in everyday questions, things that come up all the time. In a sense, I think there is a tremendous power in explicitly acknowledging that which cannot be explicitly stated ... in everyday life. More on this later.

My parents were in town this past week --- it was quite fun to have them here, and we threw a big party for them at the end, with many of their old New York friends attending, some of whom they hadn't seen in decades. My dad showed his artwork (he hasn't shown very often, in any context, and it was great to have some of his old friends from the New York art world be able to see it) ... The whole week seemed to go off perfectly, with everything happening at just the right time and with just the right rhythm. It's strange how things like that can go ... when it's "right", somehow everything falls into place, naturally.