Expressions of Doubt is the collaborative studio practice of ______?______ + Rahul S. Shinde

Expressions of Doubt functions in conjunction with other artists or clients, emphasizing a self-reflexive practice geared towards developing an understanding of the designer / client relationship. Through a rigorous immersion within collaborative settings, Expressions of Doubt seeks to create nuanced working spaces (both public and private).

Currently the studio is pursuing independent projects in a variety of fields including video, writing, digital / physical performance, programming, publication design, 3d animation, curation, and archiving. The studio is also simultaneously engaged in comissioned work whose deliverables include the design of a visual system for application on the web and digital promo material.

Project Archive

1. Some Uncertainty is Ok

w/ Sun Wang

1.writing-initial_thoughts

ON PORTRAITURE:
From wikipedia: A portrait is a painting or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. For this reason, in photography a portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position. A portrait often shows a person looking directly at the painter or photographer, in order to most successfully engage the subject with the viewer,

or / maybe a portrait is a digital response to a person in which their face ( google definition: the surface of a thing [in this case a collaborators practice], especially one that is presented to the viewer with a particular function in mind). The intent is to display "personality". A portrait in this scenario, is an exercise in personal expulsion as opposed to representation, it becomes a clarification of expectation.

EXTERNAL:
But, in my mind I couldn’t seem to be able to figure out where I was heading, and perhaps my goal was to impose this burden, externally, onto you.

Production in certain volumes is meant to be a safety net for an absent participant.

Maximalism has always been an excuse.

2.initial-sketches

1.illustrator

2.cinema

3.comps

4.scratchboard

5.relics

6.photo-edit1

7.photo-edit2

3.spaces

4.mirror

5.writing-closing_thoughts

Drawing might be a:

Structure for communication, (perhaps it is inherent to language / embedded in language).
or / maybe
Tool in the construction of symbols operating on the periphery of / in contrast to the function of typography
or / maybe
Byproduct of the availability of material at any given time

I d e a l s
Archive, reflexive practice, a game of tennis, pingpong, etc. Existing inside and outside of time, maybe better described as existing in ignorance / or with great reverence of.

I’m going to die someday.
I’m going to die someday.
I’m going to to be dead, and,
I will lose my consciousness and consequently all aformentioned thought.

Semiotics, an understanding of a purely symbolic space, symbols being the only purely democratic method of communication.

M e t h o d s
The pursuit of accessibility, or / maybe , The Myth of Sisyphus

Acknowledgment of where when and how I am working, what concerns me, besides ^^ of course, death or semiotics.

P r o b l e m s
I’m going to die someday.
I’m going to die someday.
I’m going to to be dead, and,
I will lose my consciousness and consequently all aformentioned thought(s).