Known Knowns (indian ink, silk screen, archival paper) is taken from the series Known Knowns, Known Unknowns, Unknown Unknowns (2009). Made during the three day installation Roost at NEU Gallery the title is taken from a response given by the U.S. Secretary of Defense DONALD RUMSFELD in 2002 during a press briefing on events in the wake of 9/11. The term itself was developed by the psychologists JOSEPH LUFT and HARRINGTON INGHAM as a technique used to help people better understand their relationship with themselves and others, and became codified as a system they dubbed the JOHARI WINDOW.
David Dorrell (b.1962) is a cultural provocateur and artist. Blamed for the popularisation of the sub-culture goth and also, as a member of M/A/R/R/S, for the global explosion of dance music via the international cut-up hit ‘PUMP UP THE VOLUME’.
His on-going haunting of ‘Art’ biennials (alongside MELISSA FROST) with the interventionist piece SLAYER PAVILION has taken him to the ISTANBUL BIENNALE, BERLIN BIENNALE, VENICE BIENNALE and most recently the KOCHI-MUZIRIS BIENNALE. He remains an outsider artist working within the art world.