1 – redundancy allows for an open system, defining a process rather than identifying products.
2 – opposing the idea of innovation as a competitive tool with the goal of capital growth but rather embraces the the notion of similarity as reification.
3 – multiple approaches with a high diversity to a similar end.
what is the degree of similarity allowable, and amount of competition necessary in the field of cultural production; can opportunities for shared values and interests overlap or merge effectively; how may awareness and combination of similar practices already be pointing toward alternate forms of cultural practice in the 21st century?
making room for redundancy is concerned with the dual production of (artist’s) work and it’s relation to professional identity in opposition to the way that master narratives of individual subjecthood support the dominant structures. in order to contribute significantly to any field, existing elements need to be recognized, worked with to help put them together for better results, and developed further. relevance can be found by embracing “unoriginality” using collective resources; as a means to the transformation of existing structures of competition. redundancy questions competition as the only means for progress and production, and allows for similar conversations to merge and overlap, without having to absorb one another in a hierarchy of importance.
oct 9–nov 16, 2007
press release, pdf
exhibition pamphlet, pdf