As I wrote when I made W/hole: “An advertised masculine ideal, fabricated and fetishized, is incarnated most explicitly in the delirium and dynamics of the cologne commercial. Sign exchange value is achieved with exalted images of ecstasy and ejaculation in an obscene reification of a mythic male. Odor transpires as commodity aura through a fantastic and frenetic transformation of body fluid into fragrant liquid into commercial flow. Seduced and transfixed by this mediated model I evaporate with His two-dimensional appearance, transmuted via the televised". The title is a reference to "The Circular Ruins” by Jorge Luis Borges. The tape was inspired by an installment of The Space Program.
Daniel Chapman, a web developer, and I broke ground on the site June 8, 2015 and constructed and reconstructed it as our schedules allowed. My ambition was to create a comprehensive space to house my art and corresponding activities, which include writing, teaching and screenings. The site also encompasses my work in the field of contemporary psychoanalysis and includes links to other places of interest. Images of works from and installation views of exhibitions in most cases represent a portion of what was shown. Titles and details for individual works will be posted subsequently. The site will be updated on an ongoing basis.
I’m grateful to Daniel for his expertise, creativity, and commitment. For more information about Daniel and his work, click here.