Approved: 23.09.2011

Paul Farmer

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Approved: 23.09.2011

I believe art is the complex and compound science we use to investigate reality and a complex form of communication with which we can communicate its meanings and ascribe it significance.
Artists create art by placing objects concepts behaviour sounds images text anything into a notional aesthetic space we negotiate the right and the power to do this with our communities with our fellow humans we

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Artist Statement

I believe art is the complex and compound science we use to investigate reality and a complex form of communication with which we can communicate its meanings and ascribe it significance. Artists create art by placing objects concepts behaviour sounds images text anything into a notional aesthetic space we negotiate the right and the power to do this with our communities with our fellow humans we rely on their investment their endeavour their goodwill we have duties as artists. Human beings are alone and the naming of significance is our power in the face of a universe that is hostile in its unbiasedness. Much of my work has been discovered at sea in the face of a cruelty that is actually power without intention awareness meaning without consciousness. I am interested in the phenomenon of consciousness that is our crime against the dead universe the tool with which we construct an inhabitable version of reality from the interacting gravitational fields and energies that are all that we are all that is really out there. I am interested in shared experience I work in image moving image sound text performance to reveal dream like forms and conceptions mutating approximately into the world of words to become our thoughts to become communicable therefore I often cause myself to make discoveries through geographical and social displacement and my work is often rooted in movement and place

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2011 - MA Fine Art: Contemporary Practice, University College Falmouth 1990 - BA (Hons) Theatre, Dartington College of Arts