Charly Gillespie-Smith

breadcrumbs

breadcrumbs is a monochromatic piece. The title has double meaning, firstly it is a term used to define a series of connected fragments of information, an important element explored in the piece. Secondly, this alludes to a significant conversation between De Kooning and Cage, where De Kooning made a rectangle with his fingers around some breadcrumbs on a table and said, “if I put a frame around these breadcrumbs, that isn’t art”. This statement is disputed within the piece through the combination of visual footage presented alongside juxtaposing audio clips.