The Northampton Arts Council is an organization whose goal is to support and promote the arts in Northampton. Originally created as a Local Arts Lottery Council, it began its work by administering a grants program in which proceeds from a state lottery are distributed to local artists, arts groups, and public schools.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

In Memoriam: Gordon Thorne 1941-2018


Being responsible for creating the future it is important that we keep alive our capacity to imagine what that might be lest we continue to recreate the present.

Reality is created by imagination moving with/in time, which moves clockwise.  Because the Random Windmill Mobile Unit can move in a counter clockwise direction it has the capacity to unwind time and like Merlin, who lived backwards, “Transform something real into something imagined.”

If we accept these premises, which as an artist I am somewhat obligated to do, it is easier to imagine a future in which we might actually want to live.

Gordon Thorne, from his installation at A.P.E., January, 2018

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