In the tradition of Allan Kaprow's "Activities", August documents the simple human activity of clearing paint from a concrete floor. The action suggests as much a psychological state as the uncovering of truths. The colors and shapes of the floor within the frame of the camera converts the rawness of the surface into a carefully-arranged formalist abstract canvas in the process of deconstruction or reconstruction. The audio has been enhanced to place the viewer closer to the surface of the floor as the protagonist of an action that they may interpret as either meditation or obsession.
August is a collaboration with artist Linnea Olson who utilizes a variety of mediums as she investigates relationships and the theme of redemption. She is profoundly interested in decay and destruction but also the processes of resistance and regrowth. An anarchist at heart, Linnea defines her own rules of engagement.
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