boredom and so on
March 14, 2017 - April 1, 2017
Under overall dominance of consumer culture, where
exploitation of work and time are main objectives, there is no time and
resource for engaging in the arts. And, unexpectedly, a person, in the heap of
industrial debris and boredom, has found time and opportunity to create
something interesting. Thus, daily work and the boredom of daily routine, have
given way to imagination and creativity.
Lars Fr. H. Svendsen’s version of “situative boredom” happens when people do something that in reality they do not want to do, and do not enjoy doing. When one gets bored urge of applying the brakes (stopping) dominate in his brain.. However, simultaneously there is certain stimulating factor, which is related to either performing uniform, monotonous work, or the expectation of its completion.
(Lars Fr. H. Svendsen
The boredom of satiety , when one gets too much of the same thing and
everything becomes banal.
Ed Tatevossian - There was a client, (whom I immensely despised) for whom we printed numbers on small pieces of sheet metals, and made four holes on the corners of each piece. The orders were always for large quantities.
(Excerpt from interview with Ed Tatevossian, 1 February, 2017)Continuous repetition pushes the person to extreme mental condition, making him to search experiment and communicate new things. Using specific technical possibilities of his daily work, the photographer has been able to find time to realize his creative urge. By using skills acquired during years of boring and monotonous work, and possibilities it provided, the person (the artist) in between work and “boredom”, has managed to create something, which justifies the senseless waste of time.
ET- I did not take the small prints I made seriously. I gave away some thirty of them to different people. I remember, I gave one to a girl, who recognized the guy on the skate-board in one of the pictures.
I have done the prints randomly, not in any specific order. I printed any picture which was at hand, at the time during work. I used the useless left overs from sides of the metal sheets, to print photos on.