Amanda Lee Ryan


During this residency I want to explore the process of creating pieces as intentional artifacts. What will be left behind after our days in quarantine, after the pandemic. I stumbled across an article titled “Artifact” in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy which I wish to delve into throughout the week. Giving the term a single definition with parameters creates issues spanning various fields. The multitude of classifications attached to the term creates more questions when defined and becomes a PROBLEMATIC CONTINUUM. Some theories even going so far as to say that artifacts are non-existent. This week my work will experiment with “artifacts” and explore the definition: residue, natural artifacts, modification vs non-intentional modification, intentional creation serving no purpose, the non-existence of artifacts vs rehabilitating artifacts, naturefacts, use induced modifications.

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