Eric Charlton, fruitless omniscience or analysis to immobility, wood, nails, ball mason jars, copper, zinc, saline solution, nails, teacup, tin cans, speaker, mp3 player, wooden blocks
American, b. 1989, playing from Las Vegas, NV, USA
Born in Western Pennsylvania, Eric D. Charlton received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in December of 2012. Working primarily three and four dimensionally, his work resides heavily in the categories of kinetic, performative, time based, and installation. Singular pieces are built upon individual concept; Charlton ties together his overall body of work through the thematic similarities that are deeply ingrained in a personal ideology, such as logic/madness. Recently having moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, Charlton intends to pursue his Master’s Degree candidacy within next five years. His work can be seen at www.ericdcharltonart.com.
Thoughts on the Telephone process
The difficulty of the Telephone Game was half the fun. Trying to distill the message of not only the poem I received, but also the pieces that preceded it kept my mind racing throughout the month. Many times I had to stop and think if I was conveying the message or projecting my message onto it. Eventually, I settled on the belief that I was simply adding my intonation and style to the pre-existing message. I look forward to seeing the full telephone strain that I was involved in as well as the many others that are being constructed.