the purposelessness of purpose, to the spinning gears of a machine disconnected from reason
false problems, ‘that manifest fully in the brilliance of routine’
skill, material, method
mechanisms for a kind of self preservation
'posits the artist who uses serial methods as someone making work that is not merely self centred but out-and-out solipsistic'
'Usually dealt as a slanderous jab, Bochner utilises the term affectionately, dubbing solipsistic serealists only those artists for whom he holds the highest respect'
Bochner admits that ‘no stylistic or material qualities unite the artists using this approach because what form the work takes is unimportant’
'both enforces the supposed boundaries between work, maker and observer, and makes clear the impossibility of seperating them'
Open Systems. (70/71).