In September of 2009, Joseph Redwood-Martinez subscribed to e-flux, the art world email digest that reaches tens of thousands of institutions and individuals on a thrice daily  basis. To make sense of the sudden deluge  of information, Redwood-Martinez began selectively reconfiguring  pieces of each press release into a body of text pieces. As a poetic intervention, event statements is an entirely subjective mapping of the archive by way of core samples and screen shots. The project is without beginning or end, it spills out from the milieu, acting poetically as a rhizome ceaselessly establishing connections and complicating a worldview written by way of press release.
 

Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 11:15 AM

attempting to create a space where
something is bound to take place.

indecipherable in its purpose—neither
revealing, nor concealing.
a more ambiguous character
of revelation and discourse.

if one were to herald a community as
something other than a limited audience
for whom social histories and civic positions
were consciously and entirely forgotten.

moved to the periphery
to see in, around, and
through the action taking place.

unknown as yet by the actors themselves.
becoming present in the space
where we least expect them.
 

Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 11:40 AM

and of course even despite all the effort, it fails.
with the oscillation between the disenchantment and the
re-enchantment of our world, it fails to do anything
permanent, to disrupt the single, impossible, eternal
condition of any exhibition space: that it remains empty.
 

Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 7:08 AM

an exhaustingly nice walk through
tiny pieces of reality
combined, transformed, and retold.
innumerous strategies of survival, in which
intensity somehow becomes predictable.
 

Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 10:36 AM

reflections
repetitions
infinite loops
voids
crossings
obliterations
a nervous reality.
one which is unstable
and open, and which darts
restlessly between presence
and absence.

a disturbing and unromantic approach to understanding
the relation between. creating a parallel territory
of reflection on the figure of the body and the awkward
encounters between its mental perception and physical
expression in space.

a contemporary understanding of nihilism.
an art work down to its limit.