In the first post we explore why a blog might be a good idea for us and its benefits.
To help both me and my brother work out ideas and explore new things, we decided to make notes and ask questions about art and life. Normally we chat for a few hours and let things evolve over the time. This will be an ongoing thing that I shall put up every few days.
Why a blog? I mean does documenting the run up to and the 12 month plan act as an important role along side the outcome. Like how Mark Dion’s ‘Tate Thames Dig’ was all about the processes and the outcome in a sense was all the documented build up.
I think that a blog is a useful forum for people to view dialogues and documentation of our goal(s). Facebook is good for updates and comments but for more depth a blog is the way to go, in my opinion. To produce documentation in a blog over not at all would be for structured documentation and for those that follow us it would be an extra boost as to ensure work is produced continually. Also if no work is produced you can comment on why?
To clarify, was Mark looking to show the documentation as well as the work or did the documentation outshine the outcome?? I think for me I’ll produce work regardless, I’d like to discuss with everyone the trials and tribulations of balancing fulltime work, a home life and the production of art. Hopefully more efficiant or practicle advice will come or be discovered as we embark on this venture. I also hope that through positivity and support from as many people as possible we’ll successfully produce quality artwork.
What are your thoughts?
I may be wrong but what I got from the work was, Dion was documenting his findings and installed cabinets of curiosities and was showing the work in the same vein as a museum almost exploring how we interpret things in a different context when in a gallery suggesting a subversion of standard museological practice. Viewers were free to create their own associations, to trace histories across time, not necessarily in a linear direction. Using found objects essentially waste and detritus and placing it in another context which the viewer recreates.
I’m looking forward to being able to talk theory with people or ideas over the internet and see what other people think about my ideas. I mean its good to document the pros- and cons of anything its kind of ingrained in you from uni to make a note of everything so its I guess just an open sketch book of trial and error with people following the progress.
I think having a wider volume of people in which to discuss art theory with will be fantastic for you. have you considered the different ways in which you can open up a dialogue with other like minded individuals?? youtube, etc??
I’m delving into youtube as we speak, trying to find useful tips for when we have the studio. If you want to send me some questions to answer and maybe number them and i’ll respond accordingly…?