In their forthcoming book Art Damaged, Christopher Schreck and Casey Hudetz offer a sweeping study of the methods and motivations behind acts of art vandalism. Combining in-depth analysis with dynamic imagery, Art Damaged guides readers through stories of exhibited artworks being damaged, …
Impressions In the Language of a Lantern's Wick
by Jake Syersak
18p, b&w, risographed, 5"x6.5"
Impressions in the Language of a Lantern's Wick follows a trajectory of thought: perceived material shaping the idea to the idea's expression upon the world that sparked it. Here, matter and thought are not separate, but rather, manifestations of an energy moving through the ecology of experience, an energy that Syersak often documents with kinetic language in transit between perception and thinking. That is not to say that this work is merely a document of process. Syersak flows in and out of lyrical fragments and a core interrogative: "Could the concentrated undulate of air lining an airliner's engine replace the force of air required of woodwinds...am I more liable to inflate a musical tool with air or consciousness, idle wind or the precise measure of thought?"