Over the past ten years, the speed of information and the amount of it flowing around, and in and out of us has increased dramatically, and it shows no sign of slowing down. Can we truly understand what is happening in the world with the current way we receive information, where our points of contact with the big issues around the world become mixed up with the points of contact with friends, employers, titillating-trivia and everything else imaginable, until what matters and what doesn't can often seem undistinguishable in what can feel like living under a waterfall of information?
Rebuilding The Flattened, deals specifically with Twitter. It reels in everything I have 'Tweeted' as John Ledger since I joined in March 2012. The aim is to re-imburst them with substance, by bringing all the sentences together and placing them in a space where text isn't constantly in flux.
John Ledger is a visual Artist, eternal meanderer and obsessive self-reflector by nature, who can’t help but try to interpret everything from within the tide of society. His works predominantly take the form of large-scale ballpoint pen landscape drawings and map-making as social/psychological note-making. They are slow-forming, but defiant responses; it takes time to truly figure out what he wants to say about our social reality, seeing his works as an attempt at mapping this social/psychological landscape.
Stories From Forgotten Space Published June 27, 2015
A Walk Down The Hallam Line: a personal account of the West Riding of Yorkshire Published April 30, 2014
Let the Lyrics Talk Published April 26, 2014
Inner Workings 2: Blog-writings to accompany exhibitions (May 2012 to March 2014) Published March 03, 2014
West Riding of Yorkshire: A Psychogeographical Account Published December 06, 2013
Inner workings (Writings and rough sketches to accompany exhibitions) Published July 05, 2011
The Tide of society Published July 10, 2010
Going nowhere, writing letters to nobody Published January 14, 2010