Fabric of Common Descent (video)

(best heard with earphones) Fabric of Common Descent from Janet Waring Rago on Vimeo. Soundtrack by Alexis Rago Shown in exhibition Virtual Particles at Camberwell University of the Arts, London (December 2018)  

Six Persimmons (ongoing)

This painting began with a figurative point of reference but follows the same pictopoietic pathway of previous paintings. Pictopiesis is not only applicable to non-objective painting. The first passage of paint is always a defining moment, it is the point of origin of the work, and always has its echo in the eventual outcome. This is the […]

Yellow Leporello 9×9

  I began with a playful title for the above, Yellow Leporello. I wanted to see where it would lead me because I know that it always leads somewhere new and surprising. Leporello, the word itself is reputedly taken from Mozart’s opera, Don Giovanni which contains the so-called Catalogue Aria in which DG’s manservant, called Leporello, unfolds […]

Fabric of Common Descent

Polyphonocryptochromocytopoiesis (oil on aluminium 125 x 127 cm JWR) notes to self: retracing the history of pictopoiesis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_descent

Founding, Refinding and Unfolding

Precedents:   I did not imagine it I made it to disclose the instant through the instance of its making … Painting series above by JWR: each oil on aluminium, different scales (largest approx 125 x 125cm) Notes to self: founding and unfolding pictopiesis//qualities: corporeality, thingliness, dinglichung//https://phenomenology//architectural – line, point, weave, fabric, loom, also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phenomenology         […]

Planting Trees

Some works take many years to come into their own materially. Painting is like planting trees. Below, painting by JWR: A short sequence, oil on a wooden bowl (its original title being Towards a Theory of Everything)  

Dualities.

  On (potentially) overcoming the dualities Notes to self: Research Paper and feedback//dualities incl: spatial/temporal/organo/organic/artificial/natural/living/non-living//continuing critique of the digital (philosophy section of research paper// refs: music, line, visual, rhythm, algorithm, Bach music for solo violin, personal context, Florian, poietic act – poiesis as performance, Andante (walking/wandering/Tao), Adagio, chaconne, etc//polyphony above images of series of works […]