Ian Wooldridge – ultra-violence for those who qualify
1: The Interview (29.08.19 – 09.09.19)
2: The Battlefield (09.09.19 – 19.09.19)
3: Recovery (19.09.19 – 30.09.19)
4: Boy Done Good (30.09.19 – 10.10.19)
Taking cues from both physical and online advertising, the four chapters of this exhibition, each lasting roughly 10 days, will display: a pairing of a figure with a text graphic; a short story and an ornate assemblage of recast ashtrays.
I recently read:
“inversion is entangled with masochism because perversion is inevitably entangled with neurosis” ¹
it felt old
it was old
yet the next thing I stumbled on was a promo for a band called: Viagra Boys
I read that inversion is:
a way out that the child discovers
when they are about to suffocate. ²
I feel a psychedelic non-reality of self in our present condition.
I feel to tell the young monster: there is nothing.
& that’s fine
1: Guy Hocquenghem, Homosexual Desire, 1972
2: Jean-Paul Sartre, Saint-Genet, Actor and Martyr, London, 1964.
I am a poor, young, unemployed person in the business field, my name is Wenzel, I am seeking a suitable position, and I take the liberty of asking you, nicely and politely, if perhaps in your airy, bright, amiable rooms such a position might be free. I know that your good firm is large, proud, old, and rich, thus I may yield to the pleasing supposition that a nice, easy, pretty little place would be available, into which, as into a kind of warm cubbyhole, I can slip…