"Not a pleasant task."

"I really developed my writing skills strictly to fight the fact that I was always depicted as stupid. I didn't want to. I'm not a natural writer. I did it on purpose and it was not a pleasant task. I wasn't able to operate on the theoretical level that many of the other students and especially the faculty did. I knew what I was doing but I had a hard time convincing them, and now I can. I was overly sensitive to that but I realized that artists were usually considered the dupes of critics and

since there were no critics who were speaking for me, I had to write my own criticism."

- Mike Kelley



IF/THEN (2018). Thinking about the pleasantness, or unpleasantness, of tasks. Of spells and rituals. Of desire and outcomes.