it’s not that a first impression perceived as truth is tantamount to misunderstanding. it’s that an initial perception misses the complexity of what’s beyond the first clarity. beware the first clarity.
affect. a force that presses upon a body. whether it’s the force of another body, the force of memory, or the expectation for tomorrow, who we are is the sum total of the great many things that affect us.
affects render a subject imperceptible. this imperceptibility creates in its wake the possibility for the new. affects show how a thing is always in-process. nothing is fixed, finished, clear, or sharp. we can only pick up where a thing was last left off– the continuation and transference of creative energy. affects connect us.
aside from the commercial stuff, my work is driven to explore affects. the energies that move us. whether positive or negative. clarity introduces us. but it all gets increasingly hazy from there. the point isn’t to crystalize the haze into clear and sharp images, which would be reductive. the point is to be affected by it.