Diane : Dyin’ : Die Ann
Handwriting analysis from a neighbors passive-aggressive notes, result in three art books.
Control&Tension explores my neighbor Diane’s psychology through a Dada-like lens. Twenty-Four notes were collected over a 9 month period of time complaining about the noise coming from my apartment. Taking these artifacts to a local Graphologist I had the notes analyzed with some startling conclusions...
Functioning under the philosophical idea of the Ghost in the Machine 3 different metaphysical spaces were created each correlating to the material and formal attributes in which the notes were written upon.
Book 1 ‘Control’ (Line) Notes written on black and white lined paper
Book 2 ‘Tension’ (Form) Notes written on coloured paper
Book 3 ‘Control&Tension’ (Photo-Collage) Notes written on a combination of both
These artifacts serve as the construct referred to as “The Machine” for which I, Dustin, ‘The Ghost’ may run about. The straightforward personality breakdown of the notes enables both connotative and denotative content to be constantly referred to and questioned. Serving as the parameters or ‘control’ (as in the scientific method) for creation. Influencing not only the association between word and image but strengthening their ties to personality and persona.