I have drawn upon the mid 20th century scope of Feminine art, which depicts the female artist as precluded from the art scene in many ways and also emphasizes the so called 'accepted role' of women in society. I do not regard myself as a feminist but I think it is true to say that things have changed very little since then. Women predominately still play the role of housewife except it is now combined with career woman or wage earner. I think she still prepares the evening meal and is prime operator of kitchen gadgets.
My Diorama is based in the home, the kitchen to be precise. The reference to work in progress is threefold: the artwork is not finished; the changing role of women in society is ongoing; the use of the objects for a supposed recipe is incomplete. Hence the kitchen worktop is the appropriate place to display my object and forms part of the diorama. It is influenced by Robin Weltch's Womanhouse.
The cores themselves are also symbolic of the core of the home; the core design of the artwork, i.e. its conceptual/process nature relating to the 4 core processor; the female, who tempted Adam with an apple, and the artist, who effectively is the core processor.
In fact the piece does not relate to a recipe in terms of the artwork, but to a spurious machine called a Logic Busting Image Decoder and Visualizer. It is a take on Marcel Duchamp's Large Glass and is supported by an image and text explaining its purpose. (Purpose, philosophy tells us, gives meaning to life!). The illustration is influenced by Surrealism.
The sculptural quality of the apple cores is influenced by Claes Oldenburg and the overall idea to various conceptual artists including Martha Rosler, Cindy Sherman and Jeff Koons
LOGIC BUSTING IMAGE DECODER AND VISUALIZER (Small Paper)
(Influenced by Marcel Duchamp’s Large Glass)
The known nutritional properties of beans are incomparable to their mind enhancing capabilities and it is the latter which are exploited in this revolutionary process. The beans provide the “wind of change” which in turn has a astonishing affect, bringing about a mind altering state after being filtered through white coral (now dead) representing the cerebral four core processor running at 10,000 Mhz with a capacity of approximately 500 Terrabites.
The mollusc (of Divine Proportions) which lies beneath is sited next to the unseen “Pits” or Pituitary Gland (to give it is correct term), which like many glands occasionally “weeps” or “swells” depending on the ambient air temperature. The position of the mollusc is therefore somewhat unstable as a consequence but due to its delicate nature cannot be affixed to the Cerebellem (white coral) due to the metallic third harmonic thrige resonances and resistances of the crown wheel and pinion appended to it.
A fly wheel mechanism obviates any major dislocations but no device has yet been introduced to prevent shells from dropping. Passers by are therefore recommended to wear protective clothing as the blast capabilities may well surpass the design parameters specified for the “wind of change” for which the mollusc was intended.
This briefly outlines the initial Logic Busting Mechanism, which, as can be seen ensures that any prevaricating logic or skeptisim about obscure and difficult images is easily irradicated by its employment. The viewer is immediately transported by the fly wheel into a different world of engagement.
The process is not without hazard, as already mentioned above, and one can see that the fly wheel itself is a precarious travel process who’s only recovery modes (in the event of accident) are the’ Identified Floating Saucers’ and’ Box Under the Sea’ (IFs and BUTs) which shadow its progress. By their very nature these are not secure Thought Recovery Vehicles, so caution is advised before reading the above.
PS The fly wheel is occasionally “honeyed” by a bee to keep it sweet (as seen in the eye of the beholder).
Further details of the Image Decoder and Visualizer will appear later, this resumé merely outlines the Logic Buster.