Correspondence With Self 1, series of acrylic paint on poly satin silk, 2014
Series entitled Correspondence With Self 1 is a visual exercise performed to document live speech/thoughts as truthfully as possible while being restricted and slowed down by the brushwork on sliding textiles.
“The essential political problem for the intellectual is not to criticise the ideological contents supposedly linked to science, or to ensure that his own scientific practice is accompanied by a correct ideology, but that of ascertaining the possibility of constituting a new politics of truth. The problem is not changing people’s consciousness - or what’s in their heads - but the political, economic, institutional regime of the production of truth. It is not the matter of emancipating truth from every system of power (which would be a chimera, for truth is already power) but of detaching the power of truth from the forms of hegemony, social, economic and cultural, within which it operates at the present time." (Foucault, 2001)
Foucault, M., Lynch, M. P. (editor) (2001) Truth and Power, The Nature of Truth: Classic and Contemporary Perspectives, MIT Press, p. 319.