no longer rumour:
Twelve years ago, I felt embattled as a maker of figurative, masculine art. Post Structuralist and Feminist discourses of the day tended toward realizations I did not pronounce.
Since then, I can say, the self-inflicted dyslexia’s and homophobia’s are simply fragments of ill conceived dreams, which as well as the self consciousness of the other condition, are not worth revisiting.
That condition of subjectivity in research and making as a process where artists inadvertently, inescapably, or otherwise, delight themselves with discords of psychotic disregard to the traditional scenario of the researcher and the researched are now wonderful diestrus as well.
After ten years of painting landscapes with mud and excrement gathered from Eutrophied wetlands, dirt from drill holes in the desert, and permissioned stones from sacred country, I have for the past two years been relishing the sensory overload of capricious performance art, experimental film making and synthetic colour in a sometimes obviously, incomprehensible discourse.
Men, masculine humour, male bonding, love, being lonely, depressed, tooling around women’s and other men’s business I perhaps should not be minding!
Paul Trinidad///Lecturer FALVA, UWA///Recent Tours; God bless America USA 2003, AH Tour USA 2005///Exhibitions: Transient, Fremantle Arts Centre 2004///CBDS, Miami Dade College2005///Hal Missingham 2005///Mum Tah-Bun Condition, UWA, 2006///Performances with Hunnewell: Run Boy Run, Clinton Iowa, USA 2005/// Chasin Trains, Chicago, Illonois USA 2005///Fire Ritual, Studio Byford, 2006///