random selections from silence
installation for 4 weeks 33 hours, the john cage commemorative project at cmr gallery, september 2012, curated by janet mcewan
'In an interview, (John Cage) once spoke of a conversation he had with (Willem) de Kooning in the 1950s, at a restaurant in New York, about what exactly defined art. De Kooning gestured to some breadcrumbs on the table, saying that to put a frame around them would not inherently make them ‘art.’ Cage ardently disagreed. He later recounted, “He was saying that it wasn’t [art], because he connects art with his activity—he connects with himself as an artist, whereas I would want art to slip out of us into the world in which we live.”'
this is a walkthrough of the installation random selections from silence.
to those with a knowledge of cage's work, the title (which refers to the read text) is self-explanatory, though where cage would use the i ching to make his random selections, I used an android app. hah! because that's how the times have changed.