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Spencer Harvie. Drawing from selected arcane ideas from Russian theorist and philosopher Boris Groys
as a kind of DIY manual, Spencer Harvie carries forward
his self-directed theory that all art stems from a version of conspiracy theory.
The implied connectedness of random data is central to the methodology of this approach, where Harvie
invents wilfully complex charts that explain nonsensical and yet oddly appealing interconnectednesses to
the disbelieving. Harvie packs irony, playfulness and irreverence into his bag-o-tricks, much like that onceAustralian trickster Felix the Cat also did. The resultant concoction is an admixture of imagery, text, poetry,
persuasion and the sense that all this nonsense just might have more truth in it than the most weighty of
tomes, the most distinguished of discourses. Harvie’s self-appointed role as the artist-trickster is not a new
one, but he uses it to new ends; in a world where connectivity seems to be irretrievable stitched-up, Harvie
shows us that there are still ways where the wires can be snipped, unravelled and re-connected into
alternative con gurations.

-Pat Hoffie

Spencer Harvie, Letter to the Mayor, 2015

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