Article by Sam Clague on his experience in LIA during his residency period. Published by Goethe Institut.
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Working in painting, sculpture, installation, video, and sound. The whole bit.
Clague’s works are elisions in the true sense of the word: as aporia, an irresolvable internal contradiction that gets to the heart of what it means to both reject and join forces with our turbid desires. Perhaps it’s something like the poet Anne Waldman describes when she takes on the dark spirit of Richard Nixon during a fire puja ceremony: in order to generate more compassion for the world we have to let in the negative energies as well as the positive.