“The Consequences” reviewed by Artillery
The notion that existence is ephemeral, flickering like a light bulb about to burn out, permeates the idea of contemporary culture that the author articulates throughout the novel. Its reach is both broadly horizontal, defining the production of the art world in which Minnie lives and works, and deeply vertical: it touches quotidian life in all the varied minutiae of its actions, thoughts, and feelings.
The novel calls into question the idea that one can effectively efface the boundary between “life” and “art” and thus achieve an affirmation of life as art…and there are wonderful and insightful digressions on the work of the doomed Dutch conceptualist Bas Jan Ader and Marina Abramovic, the iconic embodiment of the idea of art as personal presence. – Glenn Harcourt, Artillery Magazine