compilation two., 2013
mixed media installation
showroom gallery, new york, new york, us
my materials are collected, shaped, re-shaped, re-used and used again. they travel through time, change their purpose, placement and meaning. recycled, humble pieces of my own detritus lay as reference,* silencing the stimulation of mass media with scrutiny to the over-consumption of the corporate culture. the duality of the manufactured and the natural operate in tandem as the continuous push-pull frames endless contradictions. awareness to these subtleties becomes politic as it empowers us to the core of our existence.
in a continual site-responsive process i move materials throughout specific places which results in reductive spaces and objects. the tensions created by the actual shifts of material creates potential which is the focal point of the environment and the place where awareness is activated. consciousness of this tension brings potential to form through the perceptual shifts in the moments between objects and spaces. silence helps quiet the noise to become better aware of each surrounding subtlety. awareness is the greatest tool to uncovering the power of potential.
— john ros, 2013 | .pdf statement
compilation one., 2012-2013
ongoing mixed media installation
august 2012 – april 2013
brooklyn college, brooklyn, new york, us
compilation: the politics of awareness.
this selection of materials has been collected and reused throughout recent years. these materials have traveled through time, changed their purpose, placement, and meaning.
these humble pieces lay here today as reference. they refer to a practice of reverence and scrutiny. it is this awareness that is politic and the impetus for finding the subtleties and peculiarities when working within environments and clearly defined spaces.
materials and resulting objects and environments built are about potential. consciousness brings potential to form through tensions and shifts in the moments between objects and spaces. awareness is the greatest tool to uncovering potential.
— john ros, december 2012 | .pdf statement
related: compilation/collection project page