brimming dissolution, buoyant expenditure

Dog Park, Christchurch, 2013.

Exxxcess succession. Signal to noise ratio, fine tuning an antennae for ectoplasmic mutterings. The hinge, link, knot and topological fold placed underneath a thin membrane. Rolled gold leaf. Excitotoxicity; nerve endings looped and reattached back at the beginning.

When living in Roma, a friend and I made a visit to Giorgio de Chirico’s house museum. A woman greeted us in broken English and our tour began. The rooms of the house were filled with de Chirico’s forlorn paintings and the now famous objects that litter them. We were pointed to the old television that he would sit and watch every night with the sound turned off, watching only the flickering images. Upon reaching his studio our tour guide described how de Chirico was a very superstitious man, a man that believed in the spirit within objects. She then pointed to behind de Chirico’s easel and there hung four lucky charms: a horse shoe, a cornicello, a little drum with tassels and a red patterned piece of material. Hanging from the now unused easel they were a strange curiosity; their supposed luck was left untapped and unable to be transferred to the paintings they were intended for.

Volcanic growth versus tectonic shivering. A diamond smuggled under your tongue. Geomorphology turns into a fine mist and covers the lower field of vision.

I treat every object and material as if it were alive and containing a life force. However, I began to wonder. I’m not sure if I will still believe this when I see my cat’s dead body…. Isn’t everything alive? Can I still raise the death? Where is his aliveness? His Spirit? Can I treat his dead body like how I treat stones, transform them to suggest the life force?… Transform a dead body to suggest its own life force?…Reiterations of manipulations… Compartmentalised rubble to be sifted down further and further into it’s individual aggregate parts.

A big hollow has been made on his head by all of what had happened. And after awhile the hollow was soon filled with rain and a big pool of water was left there.

Departing, lifting slowly off. Evaporated helium. The exact temperature of vaporization and liquid density testing. Luminiferous aether. Static charge.

Liang Luscombe, Installation shot 4, brimming dissolution, buoyant expenditure, Dog Park, 2013

Brimming Dissolution, Buoyant Expenditure, 2013, installation view, Dog Park Project Space.

Liang Luscombe, Some luck 3 (after Giorgio de Chirico), 2013, mixed media

Some luck 3 (after Giorgio de Chirico), 2013, mixed media, dimensions variable.

Liang Luscombe, Some luck 2 (after Giorgio de Chirico), 2013, mixed media

Some luck 2 (after Giorgio de Chirico), 2013, mixed media, dimensions variable.

Some luck 1 (after Giorgio de Chirico), 2013, mixed media

Brimming Dissolution, Buoyant Expenditure, 2013, installation view, Dog Park Project Space.

Liang Luscombe, Some luck (after Giorgio de Chirico) 2013, mixed media

Some luck 3 (after Giorgio de Chirico), 2013, mixed media, dimensions variable.

Say it isn't so, 2013, earthenware, iPod and speakers

Brimming Dissolution, Buoyant Expenditure, 2013, installation view, Dog Park Project Space.

Liang Luscombe, Say it isn't so, 2013, iPod, earthenware and speakers

Brimming Dissolution, Buoyant Expenditure, 2013, installation view, Dog Park Project Space.

Liang Luscombe, Installation shot 2, brimming dissolution, buoyant expenditure, Dog Park, 2013

Brimming Dissolution, Buoyant Expenditure, 2013, installation view, Dog Park Project Space.

Liang Luscombe, Wiggly world, 2013, earthenware, iPod and speakers

Wiggly world, 2013, earthenware, iPod and speakers, 20 x 20 x 15cm.


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