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Digital Photograph. Edited.  © Cassie Ireland 2015
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© Cassie Ireland 2015
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‘But Why?’

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‘But Why?’

 Iwas recently asked ‘but why?’ about the piece Crowning of The Elephant Child. Well after reading   this, a monologue from a film called Rubber sprang to mind and here it is

“In the Stephen Spielberg movie E.T., why is the alien brown? No reason. In Love Story, why did the two characters fall madly in love with each other? No reason. In Oliver Stone’s JFK, why is the President suddenly assassinated by some stranger? No reason. In the excellent chainsaw massacre by Tobe Hooper, why don’t we ever see the characters go to the bathroom? Or wash their hands like people do in real life? Absolutely no reason. Worse, in The Pianist by Polanski, how come this guy has to hide and live like a bum when he plays the piano so well? Once again, the answer is no reason. I could go on for hours with more examples, the list is endless…all great films without exception contain an element of no reason. And you know why? Because life itself is full of no reason”

Through finding this I discovered that this really relates to much of my work. ‘Life itself is full of no reason’ and much of my work, in a way, is a homage to this ‘no reason’ theory.