Author: Gauer, Nikolai Erik Alexander
Centred around the theme of uncertainty and the limits of reason and inquiry, the research I do has shaped my practice in a manner that allows for digressions, tinkering and experimentation. My thesis project is the result of this entangled and seemingly chaotic practice. It consists of a video-installation that attempts to intervene in the programmatic processes that allow for understanding by blurring the borders that distinguish one element from another. At the core lies an affinity with the absurd and the theoretical limits of its antithesis – logic and pure reason. While realizing my thesis project, I have fluxed between exercising strict control and letting go; permitting interventions and allowing improvisations to destabilize the decision-making process. The work that comes out of this process problematizes the notion of the 'finished' work of art.
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