Simon Lewandowski

Artist, Curator, Lecturer / academic

'... to say ... objects are desirable is redundant, because man's native inertia is overcome only by desire, and nothing gets made unless it is desirable. Such things mark the passage of time with far greater accuracy than we know, and they fill time with shapes...' (George Kubler 'The Shape of Things', Chapter 1) 'The other project was, a scheme for entirely abolishing all words whatsoever; and this was urged as a great advantage in point of health, as well as brevity. For it is plain, that every word we speak is, in some degree, a diminution of our lungs by corrosion, and, consequently, contributes to the shortening of our lives. An expedient was therefore offered, that since words are only names for things, it would be more convenient for all men to carry about them such things as were necessary to express a particular business they are to discourse on.' (Swift, Gulliver's Travels, Part III: 'A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnagg, Glubbdubdrib, and Japan', Chapter V) Simon Lewandowski makes useful things and useless things, makes things that move and things that look as if they are moving and hypnotises people. read full statement

Location London
Activities Higher education, Practice-based research, Publishing, Curating
Artforms Animation, Book Works, Drawing, Installation, Sculpture
Website http://www.lewandowski.lowtech.org

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