Jackson Bateman – Isolated Assumption

“I’ve got the key, I’ve got the secret
I’ve got the key to another way”
– Urban Cookie Collective, 1994
Believe this to be true because it is good for you.







Why Are You Behaving This Way?

Bateman’s practice concerns the relationships we have with the world around us – highlighting human subjectivity in relation to generating agency.

In his work for A Physical Thing, as part of an ongoing series, he proposes the question ‘why are you behaving this way?’ – a meditation on a common phrase used within conflicts to highlight a disagreement in a mode of operation. Anxieties manifest from a loss of control – how can we re-address the terms of this control?