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The exploration of Chance and Process is core to my artistic practice. Akin to scientific experimentation and investigation, the results of my projects [although operating within carefully developed controls and parameters] are unpredictable and outside my control. It is the wind, postmen, the motion of a vehicle, or players of a game that unwittingly determine the outcome.
Upon reading that, you probably know how I stumbled upon him. Somewhere in my feedreader today was an item about a camera inside a package which photographed a journey through the postal system (in the UK). I was intrigued of course. And after exploring some of Knowles’ postal works, I moved on to trees, and cars, and bugs… oh my!
Some of his art reminded me of that attractors game I posted on a while back.
Their five reasons to lay off the bottle:
- It isn’t a good value (for me, this one is reason enough)
- It’s No healthier than tap water (which I’ve known ever since I worked in an ad agency and had to do the research on this stuff for a client. It was true then and it still is).
- Bottled water means garbage
- Bottled water means less attention to public systems (this one I’m not too sure about. Not that it matters, they had me at number one).
- The corporatization of water (Again, their case isn’t too compelling on this one, but I wouldn’t be surprised).
I’ve never liked bottled water, though occasionally I will buy some so I can reuse the plastic bottles. I fill them with top water and take them out on the route with me, over and over and over again.