Paul's video art work has been presented in Japan, Turkey, France, Germany,
Holland, Spain and throughout the United States, including at the Primitivism
Show at The Museum of Modern Art and The American Century Show at the Whitney
Museum of American Art.
Commentary on the Work of Paul Ryan
….a fresh synthesis of the artistic and the technological… no refutation of science
and technology here: rather, a system is defined which embraces the multiple ways
humans 'know,' in order to address the environmental crisis.
Interdisciplinary… intercultural… To see what Ryan does with anthropology is to
realize what anthropology has become and what if failed to be… Most interesting
[is] Ryan's persistent and developing critique of duality …in favor of an assortment
of triadic structures…devised…to bring a self regulating openness to human conscious
and community…when Ryan takes on duality, he takes on human community and consciousness
itself, not an academic commentary.
Both the ecological possibilities of TV and the problems of fascistic domination
of it have been grasped by Paul Ryan-artist and polymath-subtle, complex, relevant,
Ryan proposes that we generate feed-back by television from the scientifically
informed, thousand eyed demos, the people. This is something new under the sun…decentered,
democratic system in which we all can contribute in unpredictable, self-correcting
This thinking is remarkably consistent…informed by an intelligent creative use
of the theories of Charles S. Peirce, Gregory Bateson, Rene Thom, Nelson Goodman…Ryan
makes some original contributions himself in the conceptual realm…he is working
in an American tradition of theorizing, exemplified in the work of Buckminster
Fuller and John Cage…one of the most innovative explorers… addressing the operations
of an electronic civilization on its own terns.
Earthscore by Paul Ryan