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Walead Beshty —
born on December 29, 1976,
Walead Beshty is a Los Angeles-based artist and writer... (wikipedia)
I try to consider each body of work on its own terms, discretely, so terms like 'sculpture' or 'photography', in their broad sense, don't really enter into my thinking.
I certainly like it if the work is beautiful, but that's a surplus effect. I can only think about that after I consider how it's made.
There's a generative material relationship between the material and the image that comes up.
It's extremely difficult to say what one actually means by 'sculpture' other than, in a provisional sense, it's something that goes on the floor or a pedestal, and loosely applies to a certain history of the use of that term.
I was interested in making work that physically changed as it circulated through the art world.
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