Cinema, criticism, museum, white cube, performance, pop, audience and subjectivity are some of the concepts crucial to contemporary art. Inspired by Raymond Williams' Keywords (1976), this is an attempt to update a specific lexicon, just as Williams attempted to eliminate the traditional boundary between the artistic and the social. This book compiles the lectures given in the context of a course at MACBA in the fall of 2007 and 2008.

While there are ideas about psychological and emotional developmental processes held within the sculptures I make, the things themselves are actual physical explorations into thinking, feeling, communicating and relating.
Karla Black