Artist Talk: Adam Chodzko, Thursday, February 18th, 17:15 – 19:30, Studio 1, Jarman Building
Thoughts and connections in response to Adam Chodzko’s talk yesterday at the University of Kent about “the work he made for Tate’s 2013 exhibition Schwitters in Britain that explored the distant, but powerful international connections that were in contact with Schwitters during his final years in the Lake District.” The talk ended with a screening of the video Knots which featured in the installation.
O for home, the moon, the void that draw everything into it, the knot that ties everything together, a conundrum, a group of people, something missing, the navel …
Drawing my own threads together, I couldn’t help thinking of TS Eliot’s The Wasteland:
In my beginning is my end. In succession
Houses rise and fall, crumble, are extended,
Are removed, destroyed, restored, or in their place
Is an open field, or a factory, or a by-pass.
Old stone to new building, old timber to new fires,
Old fires to ashes, and ashes to the earth
Which is already flesh, fur and faeces,
Bone of man and beast, cornstalk and leaf.