Pataphysics chose me, not the other way around. Not that there is any choice in such matters: Pataphysics is just the way things are.

The definition of Pataphysics must be treated with caution. The very notion of a definition is unpataphysical. For some people pataphysics is a spoof or prank. They will say “No that’s wrong. It’s not physics so it must be pataphysics.” For others it is an attitude of mind, a way of life. It is useless but it manages to inform and inflect the world. 

In response to my observations, the fictional bureaucratic anti-corporation Adipose Industries was founded. Under their auspices, I address my concerns and interpret my visions. As CEO, artist and top scientist of Adipose Industries I lead a research team of experienced ‘Pataphyscians, living, fictional and deceased in the field of fat repurposement and ecological catastrophies. Unhampered by the constraints of science and art and backed by both science and art, we hope to initiate a process of questioning and encourage creative thinking as a catalyst for change.

As our climate transforms and natural resources continue to dwindle, we face a new era. Changes must be made to meet the challenges of the future and the artist’s response has the potential to impact the outcome. A new kind of science is born.

A 'PATAPHYSICAL CONVERSATION

 

Pataphysics chose me, not the other way around. Not that there is any choice in such matters: Pataphysics is just the way things are.

The definition of Pataphysics must be treated with caution. The very notion of a definition is unpataphysical. For some people pataphysics is a spoof or prank. They will say “No that’s wrong. It’s not physics so it must be pataphysics.” For others it is an attitude of mind, a way of life. It is useless but it manages to inform and inflect the world. 

In response to my observations, the fictional bureaucratic anti-corporation Adipose Industries was founded. Under their auspices, I address my concerns and interpret my visions. As CEO, artist and top scientist of Adipose Industries I lead a research team of experienced ‘Pataphyscians, living, fictional and deceased in the field of fat repurposement and ecological catastrophies. Unhampered by the constraints of science and art and backed by both science and art, we hope to initiate a process of questioning and encourage creative thinking as a catalyst for change.

As our climate transforms and natural resources continue to dwindle, we face a new era. Changes must be made to meet the challenges of the future and the artist’s response has the potential to impact the outcome. A new kind of science is born.