DANIEL MOCK : statement

A: Live up to your mischievous nature. Be communal.
B: The weasels lie where you repeat.
    Home is where the heart is.
C: Join the army. Just a little limp.
D: Inflate the sentence. Try to make it burst.
Answer: "Excuse."
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Dolphins jump...
2014
b&w copy print, pins
8.5" x 11" 
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Mock heard that Bertrand Russell once proved 
that he was the pope starting from the statement 
‘0=1’ {a tautology}. One heard that if zero equals one, 
then one equals two, so he{Russell} and the 
pope{infallible} were the same person. This quality: 
proving anything starting from a tautological rhetoric, 
is how Mock has come to view his experience in that church, 
that Sunday in the dog days of his youth.Daniel, along with
family, as they repeated weekly. During the communal 
recitation of ‘the creed’ {“…I have sinned through
my own fault…”}, daniel got lost. daniel could not 
identify his sin. Following this tautology, zealously 
wanting to belong, daniel synthesized that his-self 
should sin; thus his-self would be able to sincerely 
access the praxis of confession. Like the 'Jenga' and/or the 
tower of Babel, logic built upon a tautology results in “damnation” 
or a clatter of wooden blocks irrespectively.
Mock is interested in notions of righteousness, guilt, pity, 
and petulance. Mock thinks the dogma of “Sincere Sin” is 
omniscient across all lines of dogma and structural violence 
in american life. Mock seeks to untangle and rectangle 
these issues in his art. He does not wish to triangulate. 
Mock wants to dramatize experience through a series of plastic 
analogies, metaphors, and idioms. Mock hopes that an audience 
will become aware of a dogma upon their own thinking. Thus 
experience their self and other selves a little clearer, 
in order to devalorize them.
Fuck lineage; remember from whenst you came,
consider a new genealogy.
All my willful faults have come home.
Thank God.


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