Several months ago I contacted world renowned infra-red
photographer Andy Frazer to discuss a collaboration involving
Queztalcoatl. For some time I had been contemplating a fresh
way to "see" Quetzy. Infra-red Quetzy n' Toilets is
the end result.
Richard Stankiwicz explains to us dolts what a good sculpture
"Things may be objectively present
without having the affective power that we call "presence."
The extraordinary object, the one with presence, is one which
is subjectively and tyrannically there: it can no more be ignored
than being stared at can. It seems to me that this charged quality
of things is what a work must have to be sculpture and any technical
means for achieving it is allowable." (1959)
Clearly, there is no more refined bullshit than
that produced by art theorists. Nevertheless, Quetzalcoatl certainly
qualifies under this broad definition. As would a wart on the
end of your nose.
The Porta-Potties, are tyrannically "there."
The toilets are poignant and acrid reminders of our tie to the
earth, and our biological nature.