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Euan Macdonald

  • Euan Macdonald's videos, drawings and sculptures are informed by a wide array of philosophical, musical, and literary references, but return repeatedly to the quotidian occurrence, the everyday as subject. Slowness and stillness are set against the relentless race of the cinematic spectacle.  Many of his videos present a single conceptual mechanism: art as a machine that proceeds with its own logic, at its own pace, until its operation is complete. But they proceed with a kind of uncertainty, a tension of possible outcomes—a viewers attention shifting between the concrete and the abstract. Macdonald is interested in art that "causes problems and resists academic rationale," seeing "indeterminacy as an affirmation."  

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Euan Macdonald’s videos, drawings and sculptures are informed by a wide array of philosophical, musical, and literary references, but return repeatedly to the quotidian occurrence, the everyday as subject. Slowness and stillness are set against the relentless race of the cinematic spectacle.  Many of his videos present a single conceptual mechanism: art as a machine that proceeds with its own logic, at its own pace, until its operation is complete. But they proceed with a kind of uncertainty, a tension of possible outcomes—a viewers attention shifting between the concrete and the abstract. Macdonald is interested in art that “causes problems and resists academic rationale,” seeing “indeterminacy as an affirmation.”