IT IS SOMETHING. IT IS NOTHING. Ode to Eva Hesse.
angela simione, 2014
i keep forgetting to post this! the first sweater of 2014! it felt so good to make. it feels like it's been forever since i made a sweater. the process is just long enough to feel substantial, and quick enough to supply me with my fix of instant gratification. :)
the text is taken from Eva Hesse's artist statement for her 1968 exhibition "Chain" which is taped to the inside of the front cover of my "sketch" book. i took her last two sentences.
"I would like my work to be non-work. This means that it would find its way beyond my preconceptions.
What i want of my art I can eventually find. The work must go beyond this.
It is my main concern to go beyond what I know and what I can know. The formal principles are understandable and understood.
It is the unknown quality from which and where I want to go.
As a thing, an object, it accedes to its non-logical self.
It is something. It is nothing."