Flaubert wanted to write a novel about nothing and failed.

 

In this piece I wanted to try to take the ego out of my art using chance and make a work seemingly without an author about nothing.   Three random image paths spin and stop like a casino’s one-armed bandit on three large vertical installation screens. Do their random collisions in space reveal an intelligence all their own, a natural creativity, an emergent reality beyond my ego-driven intentions? And what would "nothing" look like?

 

I found ego is very difficult to eradicate in art and in life and nothing, according to Hegel, taken by itself without its opposite, can exist.

 

A work about nothing inevitably turns into something? A paradox.

THE INSIDE OF THE OUTSIDE
3 large vertical screens or projections. Color and black and white. Text. Loop. Silent.