Afterthought

[…]

Felix and Jorge and I lived and worked together for twenty-seven years: during that time we became one organism, one nervous system; one set of habits, mannerisms and preferences. We presented ourselves as a "group" called General Idea, and we pictured ourselves in doctored photographs as the ultimate artwork of our own design: we transformed our borrowed bodies into props, significations manipulated to create an image, a reality. We chose to inhabit the world of mass media and advertising. We made ourselves the artists we wanted to be.

Since Jorge and Felix died, I have been struggling to find the limits of my own body as an independent organism, as a being outside General Idea. Over the last five years, I have found myself, much like a stroke victim, learning again the limits of my nervous system, how to function without my extended body (no longer three heads, twelve limbs), how to create possibilities from my reduced physicality.

- AA Bronson

Excerpt from AA Bronson published in Peggy Gale.- Tout le temps / Every time : La Biennale de Montréal 2000.- Montréal: Centre international d’art contemporain de Montréal, 2000.- p. 35.
AA Bronson published in Peggy Gale.- Tout le temps / Every time : La Biennale de Montréal 2000.
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c. 2000
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