Considering (sack)_dangerous thoughts

MMcPherson_Detail_considering (sack)_dangerous thoughts
Considering (sack)_dangerous thoughts

100x60x40 cm
Relief printed etching, rice paper, hand coloured with pigment ink, archival glues

2014

Considering (sack)_dangerous thoughts is a large hand printed open weave-like bag for the collection of dangerous thoughts. It’s a paper sack. It is both empty and full at the same time.

Considering (sack)_dangerous thoughts is a large hand printed open weave-like bag for the collection of dangerous thoughts. Loosely fastened at the base this sack questions what and how we collect, why do we activate thought and where do we participate in social change. It is a fully leaky object, a metaphor for change and how we involve ourselves and others. Over time we collect our dangerous thoughts together to consider them, let them smudge up into other ideas, allow them to be activated, change, and become other ideas. Social change is activated by the ideas and dangerous thoughts rubbing up and getting close. I’ve been collecting my dangerous pedagogical ideas here, and they are porous.

This work is ultimately about risk; what we risk when we to think and activate dangerous thoughts. Full of dangerous, unseen, unspoken thoughts, is it the collection and thinking space before activism, prior to change. I invite others to collect their thoughts, preferably their dangerous thoughts in a fragile sack of woven-like paper because activism and social change is risk. A risk to do, and a risk not to do. This sack is for ideas and thought, and like all good dangerous ideas, they escape.

 

MMcPherson_considering (sack)_dangerous thoughts
Considering (sack)_dangerous thoughts
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