Molly Broxton

“Bishop Berkley believed the world went away when he wasn’t looking, thus every act was a radical act of attention (an act of radical attention), making the world or at least preserving it. Look at a word long enough, repeat it aloud often enough and it becomes the letters, the sounds it comprises (W-O-R-D, whirr-duh), foreign seeming and unfamiliar, called “semantic satiation.” You are insatiable. Repetition dissolves any particular it encounters. Attention corresponds to every feeling, staring as a substitute for longing in art.” — William Ball: an Artist Statement of sorts for Molly Broxton, from a series of emails between author and artist Molly Broxton joined Society6 on November 24, 2012

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“Bishop Berkley believed the world went away when he wasn’t looking, thus every act was a radical act of attention (an act of radical attention), making the world or at least preserving it. Look at a word long enough, repeat it aloud often enough and it becomes the letters, the sounds it comprises (W-O-R-D, whirr-duh), foreign seeming and unfamiliar, called “semantic satiation.” You are insatiable. Repetition dissolves any particular it encounters. Attention corresponds to every feeling, staring as a substitute for longing in art.”

— William Ball: an Artist Statement of sorts for Molly Broxton, from a series of emails between author and artist

Molly Broxton joined Society6 on November 24, 2012.

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