Gesture of Dirt – Removal or Not
Gestures are human non-verbal mean of communication. A gesture could be seen as an intend, a sign. Certain actions are not so pleasant, they might be considered as unavoidable but necessary, up to each person to follow – not. The absence of gestures leaves sign of intent. The wider context of our gestures might be a space of imagination, or relate to a social life. The repetition of gestures may become absurd – or a failure.
The gesture of taken away dog poop while walking on a path, an intend unpleasant, repetition would be an absurdity in a Sisyphean sense. The signs available indicating intent, and expected, socially agreed actions. Seeing them trigger ideas of gesture. This performative painting will try through repetition to reflect on body movement involved in the intended action of taking away dog poop, and use the disposable and available bags as my painting tool. How it will evolve and how I can sustain it, will possibly lead to knowing – or not, addressing failure and success as part of intent.