WE ASK FOR HIGH PRICES

WE ASK HIGH PRICES FOR OUR VOWS BUT WE GAILY RETURN TO THE MUDDY ROAD

 

Temporary installation, Inkjet print on Archival paper.

 

The use of a temporary structure – a fence, made to become a temporary messaging board of sorts via the attachment of disposable paper cups to the gaps in the fence.  A rebuking of a single passage from Charles Boudelair’s preface to his own collection of poems ‘The flowers of Evil’ ( ‘To the Reader’), the passage is extracted from its original source material - marked by a severe pessimism on the condition of humanity uttered by this particular poet – and transformed through a creative act of re-assembling the sentence in situ, into becoming a willful message pertaining to the creative process as a whole and in particular to the position a young artist may take in society. This piece was first installed in front of the Academy of Fine Arts in Arnheim, the Netherlands. 2004.

© 2017 David Reichman Gibbs. Designed by Gidi Gilam