Max Posthoorn aka ‘Nothinge’, psych pop and experimental artist was born in Melbourne (1990), he has been largely based in the eastern suburbia within Box Hill North. He has played with a variety of bands and artists such as Bob log III , Pop. 1280 , Delicate Steve , Bernardino Feminnielli, Cosi e Cosi and Co/ntry plus more. He has been a part of various vibrant and lively artistic communities situated in Melbourne, Montréal and Netherlands and has continually created works from the age of 18 to the current year in 2019. There has been a development in the continuous working process, since he has been drawn to further ambiguous territories for creative discovery. Experiential instances within ritual practices created by the self including theatrical instances performed in different types of costuming/masking and engaging with audiences. These have informed the further ideas about what it means to have identity, and to think about the liminal state as an area for undetermined and unpredictable responses and materials when it comes to visual/auditory works.
The Passage of the Obscurantist, is a work which merges popular contemporary work with the chaotic and open nature of made-up language, to intentionally obscure the meaning of these compositions. Symbolism can be splayed out and recollected, reinterpreted in variations that may never appear to be transparent in nature. In a way, the work signifies the intangible and disembodied presence of creative thought, worming their way into the nameless territories, signifying sometimes abstract works and other times coherent but always primarily ambiguous.
*The LONG AWAITED UPCOMING ALBUM ‘The Passage of The Obscurantist’ (WILL be released March 20th, 2019)*