SUMMIT SERIES (see below for works in this series and other notes)
The works in this series are motivated by a challenge from Pierre la Roche, president of the ‘Pataphysical Alpine Sports Club (‘PASC). Each work adds to an impressive archive of the artist’s achievements. This playful and serious endeavour introduces elements of repetition, excess and live event to the activity of summiting, questioning the human desire to conquer.
1000 ROUTES TO THE SUMMIT
Performance / Live Event (1000 postcards, red pen).
1000 Routes to the Summit is a live drawing event where the artist climbs a thousand different routes to the summit of a mountain with a pen.
Installation (framed large-format inkjet print, tented structure, rocks, red pen).
Summit Expedition is an installation about the artist climbing a series of summits in a mountain range with a pen.
Performance / Live Event (very large inkjet print, notebook, pencil, red pen).
Summit Day is a durational performance where the artist climbs to the summit of a single mountain with a pen.
‘PASC is an imaginary entity located in the French Alps.
‘Pataphysics is a pseudophilosophy dedicated to studying what lies beyond the realm of metaphysics. It is a parody of the theory and methods of modern science. The term was coined and the concept created by French writer Alfred Jarry (1873-1907), who defined ‘pataphysics as “the science of imaginary solutions”. (Wikipedia)