Bathosphere - artist portfolios among other things
Bathos is the “sudden appearance
of the commonplace in otherwise elevated matter or style”. It is a shift towards
the fake, the trite and the patently insincere. Emotional life becomes unconvincing.
A bathosphere, then, might be a sphere of relations marked by a certain failed
pathos and necessary hypocrisy, and might be used to describe some aspects
of life or experience.
We set up bathosphere.org to collect, on a single webpage, the portfolio sites
of artists we have met, and whose work comes out of an engagement with the
world, its movements and materials, its sudden plunges into stark banality.
As well as some other links.