29 October, 2010

Event: Art Outside 2010

2008 ArtOutside Performance, Enchanted Forest

2008 was my first time attending ArtOutside, it was held at the Enchanted Forest. Enchanted Forest was a venue located in Central Austin, a place of all night parties. They moved ArtOutside to Apache Pass which is located in Thorndale, TX.

2010 was my first year participating in ArtOutside as one of their visual artists. Also, my first time doing installation work for the public. It is a very new and strange thing to me, showing work that is so personal.

This installation looks at how humans disregard nature and our animalistic tendencies. We look to the natural world to help define ourselves but we are indifferent to our own Animalism. The shrouded anthropomorphic figure is our inability to see our true nature and how we deaden those emotions. The forms attached to the tree represent our cocooned selves waiting to reemerge from the societal numbness.

I will agree that art is ambiguous in our society but how else can we connect to our emotions? The layers of human perception are not limited to standard theories, we feel things that we cannot always define. So in this regard Art can show us a thought process separate from the theories and rules.

Other images from ArtOutside:
Austin Bike Zoo

Joseph Santandrea:

Minor Mishap Marching Band

UPCOMING: MOMIX. Halloween. Art Library Association Meeting-TXMXchapter. Anthropogenesis Art Show.

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