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Inertia

Onomatopee 64

Don’t wat to.
Alright, here we go.

Writing this is embarrassing. A trip to palestine, the West bank; Gaza would be best. It all seemed to fit and be a good plan. The reports on the Israeli attack on Gaza were shocking. The pointlessness of it, the feeling of powerlessness about it, caused a temporary involvement. Not with the people, but with the apathy concerned, the apathy of one’s personal situation. Commitment is an exercise against intertia. 

Art has insprirations as one of the social players and as a medium of research to bring about changes, among others by a method of critical reflection. This aspiration is based on a feeling of involvement, but what is the range of such a critical attitude?

Visual artists Jack Segbars navigates in his visits to palestine between involvement and scepsis. The questions this raises are: what are the possibilities of artistic commitment? And in a general sense: how does the aesthetic relate to reality?

Publication

Onomatopee 64, Jack Segbars, 2011

Inertia

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Type
softcover
Dimensions
142 x 217 MM / 5.59 x 8.54 inch portrait
Pages
210
ISBN
978-90-78454-94-6
Editor
Jack Segbars
Author
Jack Segbars
Graphic
Remco van Bladel i.c.w. Lisa Thissen
Language
Dutch and English
Binding
sewn book-block. Title on sections. dust-jacket
Paper
opakal 60 grams dust-jacket, 1/2 printed
Color
black/white
Printer
Lecturis, Eindhoven (NL)
Text editor
Carinda Strangio
Translator
Willem Groenewegen
Made possible by
Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam, Mondriaan Fund
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