Filed under: Ritual and Repetition
4.11.04 Ice Cutting, 2004
A. Jacob Galle – Bowdoinham Maine
I create work. I perform acts of invented labor and explore aspects of respect within the context of work, replacing the often romanticized view of the artist with a laborer. My life as a farmer, woodsman and worker informs my art. The laborious actions, repetitions, rest and break periods, and the possibility of failure within work are pf particular interest to me. I challenge myself by translating these episodes of labor and rest in to moving images, audible events, performances or created environments. I feel it is important to reflect upon my routines. There is a certain irony in viewing art, a time dedicated to leisure, when the art itself examines work.
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