In 'Feel O.K.' London-based artist David Blamey invites the audience to rest for 40 minutes as he administers the latest iteration of his ongoing O.K. sound project. In reference to meditation tapes and mantras, various field recordings are compiled and folded into repetitions of the word "O.K." to create an immersive sonic experience.
This project first evolved from an ink drawing by the artist of the word "O.K.", which he made in India in 2008. O.K. is the world's most widely understood word denoting acceptance, approval or compliance. When the word is repeated, it begins to lose its universal meaning to become something entirely different. Banality takes new forms when repetition is utilized to create change.
'Feel OK' is part of 'We are the (Epi)centre…'. Organized with the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College on view until 22 December 2016.
Exhibiting artists include: Can Altay, David Blamey, Jasmina Cibic, Céline Condorelli, Marjolijn Dijkman, Chris Kraus, Gareth Long, Ronan McCrea, Harold Offeh, William McKeown, Eduardo Padilha, Sarah Pierce, Richard Venlet, Grace Weir, and others.
Dimensions and duration variable
Installation view: P!, New York City
Photography: Sebastian Bach
Exhibition curated by Paul O'Neill