Countering statements generated by a washing machine
and its mind
The swirling action of the washing machine in the art video generates statements so full of baffling “artspeak”, which have drawn much criticism and led two artists to publish a book titled International Art English.
Washing machines of course don’t generate art statements but saying so mirrors the non-sensical nature of artspeak (sometimes it’s amusing though).
When artspeak statements and interpretations overwhelm audiences and drown artworks, let’s get even by “captioning” them with images to highlight the irrelevance and upper middle class connotation typical of many art and exhibition statements today.
Countering this "washing-machine generated" statement with images and footages is a means to empower myself as an artist and an audience.
I consider this the counteractive power of art. The statement in this art video is a remix of fragments from statements found in events I visited before and on social media.
Sound (Creative Commons Licence)
In this video, Chiptune One.wav by CarlosCarty is used after edits were made. https://freesound.org/people/CarlosCarty/sounds/427513/