I lay in bed this morning considering the parallels between Mark Rothko's application of paint and the stolen vacuum cleaner hidden in Slevin's wardrobe
My theory; as with the radio whose sound takes on a different formation during the nighttime, crackle emphasised..
the scuff and pop at the beginning of the record as the needle gently touches down on the vinyl..
We seem to be changing 'mediums' whereby we place content as 'more important' or in most cases 'main & sole importance'
Missing the actual signifying connection.
The vacuum cleaner, Slevin notes, has a thin rubber band around the base, to stop it from scuffing the furniture and a musty smell, to which a connection is drawn between childhood.. and which is lost on the acquisition of the object.
(I cannot be found in the modern equivalent either)
and neither can the record you loved as a child, purchased on CD from Amazon or downloaded of the Internet..
you have misplaced the content over the medium.
(motorcycle's for Pirsig)
Rothko & the importance of the application of his medium.
That was his connection.
"I'm wide awake, it's morning" (oil/acrylic on canvas)
(30" x 20" - OK exhibition August-September 2008)