Sub12 curated by Jessica Bridgfoot
Documentation images: Andrew Curtis
Nothing Something Something Somethink, 2012
Two spaces. Two neon works. Light.
One space is an L-shaped room with a dead-end. A game of hangman in neon is installed in the darkened cavern. You lose. LOL. Really. ROFL.
The other space is a corridor. Corridors are spaces that you pass through. Just passing through onto the main event. Corridors are nothing.
It’s difficult to consider nothing without something. Artists, it has been said, make something out of nothing. I made something out of something. And that something isn’t just another something, it’s a somethink.
Diagnostics. Diagnosis. Can be confused with Prognosis. Look, look again. . Percept.
“It’s something that Impressionist painters used to do. Whenever they were unsure of the true colour of something, they’d look at its reflection in a piece of black glass. They thought that the only way they could ever see the true nature of something was to reflect it onto something dark.”
Or as John Cage puts it –
“Once I was visiting my Aunt Marge. She was doing her laundry. She turned to me and said, “You know? I love this machine much more than I do your Uncle Walter.”
 Miss Wyoming, Douglas Coupland, Vintage, London, 2000
 Quoted in ‘From Zero to Nothing in No Time’, Francis McKee, www.francismckee.org
artist page from catalogue