Physicalist Manifesto

Physicalist Manifesto

No bullshit! The thing is the idea. The idea is the thing. Physicalism is an emphatic emphasis on the physicality of art. We wrote and distributed a manifesto at Art Basel, Miami and other locations. 2005.

I collaborated with a painter and a photographer to create The Physicalist Manifesto. The manifesto was subsequently presented, via performative installations involving eggs and balloons, at The Armory Show, Art Basel Miami and the 2006 Berlin Biennial. Physicalism is a (problematic?) belief about art that its “meaning” and “ideas” should be manifest in the physical piece of art — beyond the talk about the art.