Ideas of Noise Festival @ Vivid Projects, 2018
Discrete continuity, a 2-dimensional space-filling exercise
spray paint on paper
10 x 1.5m
Ideas of Noise Festival commissioned this piece for my artist-in-residency with them in August 2018. The festival happened in Birmingham over several venues (this part was in Vivid Projects).
The title is a reference to the work of Antoine Beuger (Dutch composer and founding figure of the Wandelweiser group/movement), who borrowed the phrase “discrete continuity” from his poet friend Oswald Egger. Beuger’s piece 'silent harmonies in discrete continuity' was written for Marcia Hafif, an American monochrome painter, and - reciprocally across the borders between artistic disciplines - my picture was created with the composer in mind.
still waters are said to run deep,
but in reality it is the imperturbability of their surface
that impresses us.
Antoine Beuger, 2002
photos by Alan Van Wijgerden and Andrew Scott