NOT UNFAITHFUL TO THE SPIRIT OF THE THING shows a gap between the world and our sensing of it. A fracture between reality and its accesibility to us, a lapse within appearance, in the way objects get involved in our perception.
The artwork unfolds a system of representation in which the real finds itself locked up in an unbearable stress with the descriptive powers of language, while visible objects display a torsion incompatible with their own qualities.
- The disciple asks: “Who is Buddha?”
- And the master answers: “Shitty stick.”
In the Zen tradition the answer was always both surprising and disappointing at once. An unintencional paradigm that transcends the words literal meaning.