Existence Value: Work by Paul Cowan and Scott Cowan
“Existence Value” investigates the intrinsic value people and cultures give to things- how people with different understandings of the same thing can assume to agree according to the meaning that a thing has in their own life.
We have options, an infinite amount of them, which we must see as wide-open variables to use or to deny. Every decision made is made with intention. It isn’t about being ‘right’ or ‘wrong’, but rather the sequence of events and how they add up.
In “Existence Value”, a gesture precedes all considerations and assumptions, rendering immediate perception obtuse. These objects, losing all subjectivity; question their own role (real or imaginary) and the artist’s desire to create and be present in the work.