The Art of the Real

S C Hickman

Published in:
Dark Chemistry

Dec. 11th, 2010

Amanda Beech, an artist, intimated that “art may have a contribution to make in understanding the role of experience in relation to a recalcitrantly weird and indifferent universe.” (ibid.) One critic commenting on Amanda Beech’s video work Sanity Assassin at the Tain said she “found this work to be violent, abrasive and intimidating, the raw amphetaminean rush of imagery, noise and text bombards the organ of the eye with such unrelenting intensity that I found myself in an uncomfortable limbo, between a tension of cerebral comprehension/contemplation and the more physical, instinctual reactions to the stimulus that drenched me.”[5] It was an The Art of the Real.

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