Conceptuals

These are works that I have devised. They exist/continue with or with out me. 

The Bet

Playing on the verbal and the contemporary humor/culture surrounding the word of the “bet” I am playing humor + mortality against one another. My hope is to create a performance that is turned into a gift for my friends as a final art piece, a thank you, and a farewell. This work stems from my thoughts on the suicide rate statistics of those, like me, diagnosed with BPD and an admittedly dark sense of humor. I have always thought of the act of life as an act of art. I want to, in a way, make that a reality. I’ve reached a point where I can accept all the possibilities and the hope of a future that may or may not come. I can see it with a smile and love for the moment and those who make this moment mean the most.

Rules:

  1. This is an extended performance that ends with my funeral.

  2. Because of the nature of capitalism all bets will be made with money. The lowest limit is $10 min. There is no max. Though other materials or services must be discussed before being agreed upon. All will be documented.

  3. No money will be collected or pooled until near the end of the performance. This performance is built on trust.

  4. The bet must, at a minimum, be specified by age. It can further be specified by month, day, or method of death. Note: if someone guesses the method please investigate them for my murder lol. E.g. 27 years old or 29 years old in October or 35 years old February 18th crushed by a piano.

  5. Those who participate must agree to pay the amount they placed at the end of the performance. Anyone who doesn’t I will personally come back to haunt or fuck with their karma from where ever is after life.

  6. The winner is determined by who guessed, at minimum, within the age of my death. I.E. if I die at age 27 then everyone who placed their bets within that year is considered a winner. This means that there is a possibility of multiple winners. In that case the winnings are pooled together and split evenly among the winners. This is only changed if a single person guesses the year, month, and day. Cause that shit would be wild and I would still suggest investigating them for my death.

  7. If there is no winner then there are 2 options that must be decided upon by at least 90% of the group of participants, LoL giving my friends my friends a group project in my death is evil and hilarious, 

    1. Do nothing, aka act like this performance never happened

    2. Everyone who participated pools all their bets together and then everyone splits it evenly.

  8. If I die by suicide all participants are paid their bet from my liquid assets or the selling of my artwork. This ensures that I cannot, in a sense, pick a winner.

  9. Any winnings must be spent indulgently. Be selfish and buy yourself your favorite things as self care and love. 

Permutative Mundanity

We as humans exist and create an infinite number of possibilities and moments. Our perception of these moments are limited to what we can see, hear, taste, touch, or smell. Which then limits our ability to know the full extent to which a moment exists within reality. Our repetitive experience of similar moments creates the idea of “mundanity” and pushes such moments from being processed in the consciousness to being processed by the subconsciousness. This ability allows humans and all life to more efficiently interact with reality. This does not mean that a moment ceases to exist it simply means that we do not process it despite experiencing it. This also means that a moment or an aspect of a moment does not exist simply because it is not experienced or perceived by a human. I want to bring forth to the consciousness (1) The existence of the mundane moments. (2) That there are imperceptible aspects of these moments. (3) The knowledge that certain moments can exist unexperienced because of the permutative conditions of reality. (4) That there is always the possibility to experience something that is not similar to any previously known experience. (5) The moral quality of any moment is subject to the perception of the viewer. 

 

Statement of examinations 

  1. The existence of reality is created and evolved from the permutative interactions of materiality and natural laws.

  2. Any point of time is a result of the interactions of all conditions of reality culminating to that single point and then expanding from that single point.

  3. Human experience is the perception of reality relative to the human body

  4. The human condition is the experience of reality through the continued results of time.

  5. Humans cannot create nor destroy reality.

  6. Humans can actively affect points in time by changing the conditions of reality that interact.

  7. Humans can only partially perceive any point of time.

  8. Time exists without human perception.

  9. Language is the sharing of perception and therefore reality.

  10. Time is not moral or subjective

  11. Human experience of time is moral and subjective

 

List of example permutative moments

  1. 3:11 pm A girl with a red coat pets a red dog

  2. 12:00 pm A woman with one eye pours a glass exactly half full 

  3. 11:11 am A man falls on a pillow 

  4. 5:00 am A dog jumps 2 feet in the air over a fox

  5. 6:07 pm A tree falls at 45.303738,-122.967868 

  6. 4:05 pm A man weighing 243 pounds sits next to a man weighing 121.5 pounds

  7. 10:45 pm A man bleeds losing 1 quart of blood

  8. 2:40 pm A girl drops a piece of crumpled paper that has 56 folds and 3 rips in it. 

  9. 9:09 am A train loses power 9.9 seconds after leaving the station

  10. 3:00 am A woman turns over 30 degrees to the north in bed 

  11. 9:11 am A toddler yells 5 words into a bottle