Consideration on the Works of James Joyce and Marcel Duchamp: Visual Work In Progress
My visual and written research is concerned with the strategies and arts of Joyce and Duchamp and some of the surrounding technological and scientific and artistic notions of their day. The works are large and are being created on computer using Photoshop and they consist of tiny details that are gradually being contextualised through my own speculative writing processes. The work looks to philosophers like Wittgenstein, Heidegger and Derrida among others, in an effort to bring out the confluence of ideas in Duchamp's Glass and his Notes, the work in Joyce's Ulysses and Finnegans Wake especially. This project hauls us over vast terrains of conceptual knowledge whose end can not be known and thus the work does not present itself in a manner best suited to the gallery system.
Keywords: Visual art as Process and Pedagogy, Writing and Reading Essential to Visual Artworks, Scholarship and Pure Thought as Goals in Themselves, The Picture as Process that Never Ends, Exegetical Writing and its Critical Discourse, Art, Science, Literature, Philosophy
Dr. Ian Hays
University Lecturer, School of Art and Design, Coventry University