Tuesday, 3 April 2012

John Baldessari, Teaching a Plant the Alphabet 1972

Teaching a Plant the Alphabet. Created as an exercise in futility, Teaching a Plant the Alphabet is an absurdist lesson in cognition and recognition. Known for creating the illogic from a logical construct and making nonsense from sense, this tape documents Baldessari’s response to Joseph Beuys’s influential performance, How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare. Baldessari’s approach here is characteristically subtle and ironic, involving ordinary objects and a seemingly banal task.

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