@markgreenwood23

by ataylor1in6

Mark_Greenwood

Lad_Broke_and_other_Notes

Yesterday

 

Greenwood spoke whilst Greenwood filled out betting slips behind him, projected on the wall on grainy recorded footage taken from the corner of the room.

Greenwood once worked in a Ladbrokes and it was as if it was CCTV watching him.

 

A rose is a rose is a rose to take words apart from their butchers hooks

 

inscription

duration

labour

punk

 

we cannot retrace our steps

 

He tells us of how boredom is underrated (reminders of the sheffiled based Forced Entertainment) and informs that we will get bored listening to him as he begins reading from the eclectic excerps infront of him (backdropped by the CCTV footage) and that we should let it happen and embraace it

 

boredom as success?

 

(Post)Modern culture lasts an hour and a half, 90 minutes.

Culture served up in processed, prepackaged lumps with incredients written on the side

 

WARNING: MAY CONTAIN NUTS, OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE AND POLITICAL OPINIONS

 

Greenwood resists this

 

I scribble Chris Burden down

 

by creating durational pieces which can last from less than an hour to a period of days.

Like a network, it is impossible to view the whole.

 

Relativity: Time is like string… It can be stretched, layed out on a line, or coiled and overlapping.

Time spent with a Greenwood and time spent with a loved one will be notably diffrent.

Time is perceptive and is relative.

 

In Joeseph Hellers Catch 22, Dunbar consciously attempts to lead the most boring life possible, in an attempt to live longer.

string like fractures

as betting slips form the impossible heap, strung about the room, like veins, the sign overload becomes aparent as audience members talk over him, laughing, as he rises again to fill out another slip, he pegs it on the line and returns to his table to inscribe the next and the next and the next and the next and the next

 

there is no original

 

slip

 

or performance.

 

Ladbroke surrounds itself with other works, creating the web of lines and slips, connecting works

 

Jones

Walker

Meech

 

Greenwoods documentation is performative, the act of refusing documentation is performative

 the examiners did not appreciate this, to document is to exist

(why else am i here?)

the work is the score, the work and trhe performance are different. i think.

 

a zine is passed around and i see punk

god save the Clare Balding

but punk needs an enemy to be punk, it exists only in relation to Clare Balding

it contradicts itself

 

this writing

retrace our steps

dont push delete

 

 

 

pre-mediated

but resilient

is to document to limit?

strange, how we must cage ourselves to communicate

 

cut into the page

 and it bleeds

 

 

 

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