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CRYPTIC SPACE, POWER PRINCIPLES AND THE HUMAN CONDITION

Marcel Craven
Throughout April 2022

HARI's first Micro-Residency

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‘LIKE A MEMBER OF THE CANINE GENUS RETURNS TO ITS VOMIT, SO A FOOL REPEATS ITS FOLLY’ PROVERBS 26:11

I HAVE ALTERED THE GENDER BASED NOUNS IN THE ABOVE TO GIVE A MORE CONTEMPORARY NUANCE FOR THIS EVER SO FRAGILE AND CAREFUL WORLD OF TERMINOLOGY WE INHABIT.

 

PROVERBS, SAYINGS, ADAGES, MAXIMS, ZEITGEISTS, HYPERBOLE, TITTLE TATTLE, OLD WIVES TALES ET AL, ALL HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON WHICH IS A MODICUM OF TRUTH, AND, EQUAL MEASURES OF MISINFORMATION AND DISINFORMATION.

INDEED THIS CAN BE SAID FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE INFORMATION WE CONNECT WITH AND THAT WHICH WE DELIVER OURSELVES.

HOW THIS MENAGE A TROIS OF FACT, MISINFORMATION AND DISINFORMATION ARISES AND HOW THIS TRINITY COMES TO PLAY IN OUR EVERY DAY LIVES; HOW THE FRAMEWORKS AND POWER PRINCIPLES OF THESE FRAMEWORKS USE AND ABUSE THIS TRINITY WILL BE A STARTING POINT FOR MY TENURE AT HARI.

ADD A SOUPCON OF ABSURDIST PHILOSOPHY, A SPRINKLING OF CRYPTIC SPACE AND A DASH OF THE HUMAN CONDITION TO THE AFOREMENTIONED THEMES, PLACE ALL INTEGERS "IN A BUCKET AND STIR WITH A BIG STICK AND SEE WHAT EMERGES".

THE FINAL LINE IN ITALICS COMES FROM A FILM ‘THE REBEL’ STARRING TONY HANCOCK, IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN IT, I SUGGEST YOU DO! AND ALTHOUGH MY USE OF THE LINE FROM THE FILM, IN CONTEXT WITH MY PRACTICE, IS TONGUE IN CHEEK THE THEMES OF THE FILM ARE VERY ‘OF THE NOW’ AND WHOLLY RELEVANT AS SOURCE MATERIAL AND FOOD FOR THOUGHT.

This Micro-Residency is funded by Hull City Council, as part of HARI's R&D phase.

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