Earlid | We cannot truly see something until we allow it to disarrange us, spring 2015

Each artist was asked to ruminate upon a word used by the early 20th-century French poet and essayist, Francis Ponge. The term ‘disarrange’ sounds like a neologism, or perhaps a traitorous translation.

The three artistic practices juxtapose with each other. Tessie Word, N.B. Aldrich and Louise K. Wilson allow for a beautiful ruination to unravel and to be revealed. Rather than momentarily titillating, their work invites a grounded beauty to enter the conversation when we consider loss, secrecy, uncertainty, chance.

They implore us to listen to that which allows us to truly see our world: to face the melancholic and imagine the action that will negate it, that will perhaps re-orient ourselves.

Three different kinds of dialogues took place and are presented along with the artistic practice of each artist. I produced an audio portrait of Tessie Word’s creative practice around her radio-esque and gallery installation, Convergence; a Q&A with Aldrich about his approach to Hiroshima and quoted excerpts of Wilson’s process of constructing A Record of Fear consider what it means to be disarranged.

Making art of some kind of disarrangement is explored as a conceptual tool. Visit Dialogues for detail.