NEW WORK 2015

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ANGELA VALAMANESH
NEW WORK

2015

EXHIBITION TEXTS

Almost human:

‘Art, philosophy, and science each erect a plane, a sieve, over chaos, a historicotemporal and mutually referential field of inter- acting artworks, concepts, and experiments (respectively), not to order or control chaos but to contain some of its fragments in some small space (a discourse, a work of art, an experiment), to reduce it to some form that the living can utilize without being completely overwhelmed.

- Grosz, Elizabeth, 2008, Chaos, Territory, Art. Deleuze and the Framing of the Earth, Columbia
University Press, Pg 28

The various works in Almost human began with my observations and drawings from an anatomical textbook for medical students.  Later I branched off into the field of comparative anatomy and detoured into the province of early scientific illustration made using microscopes.  These collected observations have become a deep pool of imagery that I can draw upon.  

I like the idea of fishing in relation to making art - perhaps it’s like the sieve that Elizabeth Grosz alludes to - not knowing what fragment I’ll catch and being surprised sometimes. 

Angela Valamanesh, February 2015