I work with collections, documentations and stories.
I do this mainly with the help of photography and moving images - ways of capturing something that can speak of so much truth, and in doing so, create interesting shadows. I hope my work allows people to appreciate concepts I am interested in. Concepts such as time, geography, connections, death and memory. I hope it allows you to think about them in a new way, presented at a different angle where you have to bend your knees to see it properly.
My work is dedicated to scientists and to hoarders. To explorers and to diggers. To what is written on the back of things. To telling the same story in many different voices. To writing the date. It is a dedication to the familiar, to the unconnected and out of reach. To knowing how something works, and still be surprised and humbled by it anyway. To hold something up to the light and feel the gravity in your feet.
Andy Allen Olivar
Andy Allen-Olivar likes to write on his hand.
On 21-03-2017 when he writes this his hand says:
Who can run faster?1
Document stolen baby pics
LIS FSH 2406
Look up Ida’s mercury guy2
Post tape to Louis
_______________________________ 1This one is written illegibly but I remember writing it so I know what it says. However I can’t remember why I wrote it.
B is fo...3
2Actually this is a great one so I will explain it but I will probably tell it wrong. There was this old Danish guy who they belive died of mercury poisoning - and what with the marvels of medical science, htey decided to be not so RIP about it and dug him up and plucked a little hair from his rotting plenty and tested it. What they found that in the last 2 months of his life (or was it 4?) he didn’t have any mercury in his system, but rather an abnormal amount of gold and silver.
3At this point the rest is too faded and I cant remember what it was supposed to say. 4For breakfast.