Discussion Blog

This blog has been set up to provide a forum to discuss the works included in Exit, Pursued by a Bear an exhibition put together by third year art students from IADT, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland.   Each post contains an image and statement from one of the participants.  Feel free to leave comments about the work.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Stella Thonett

The work is to do with the random meanings we can assume if given the right prompting. Everything we see has to do with the context we see it in, so to manipulate ones understanding of an object, we need only play with its surroundings. Surroundings to an object are like language to ourselves. It is how they communicate.

The limits of your language are the limits of your world


The reason for using screwdrivers was to narrow in on one particular object. The more intimate I became with the concept, the more I realised that, if I wanted to keep the meaning readable and succinct, I cold not continue using any random objects. So I chose the screwdriver.

The screwdriver is primarily a useful object. If one takes away its function, one takes everything. The object becomes totally malleable to whatever meaning I want to bestow on it, and, without a function, it is glad to take it.

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