Posts tagged ‘film’

September 15, 2010

Absorption Rates May Apply

today when walking to david’s tea i turned a corner and heard someone playing central park style piano with their 3rd floor apartment door open.
sometimes
i wonder

later that evening i had the immense honour of watching tarkovsky’s ZERKALO


less of a ‘movie’ and more of a cinematographic experience
even during a post-krushchev russia, tarkovsky managed to create a piece almost entirely devoid of political comment – even while including historical footage of war
the kind of film that tugs the back of your eyelids in lucid familiarity
after a spell of films that have left me desiring more, zerkalo is overflowing – above and beyond ART,,,,,

the film also features one of my favourite pieces by JS Bach Das alte Jahr vergangen ist
which is if not eerily similar to, reminds me of how i feel when i listen to C Cat Trance’s ‘Taksim

what do you think?

April 2, 2010

A New Primary Loser

pre show madness for the external masses

cone drone

cone tops

i took photos of the other 2 rgb pieces but they will look so much more interesting when installed.

in other news,
expanding my primary colours so expanding from the gallery will look a little less…..obvious.
you….didn’t think i was just going to ride this one safe, right?

primary

today i saw beautiful losers and i feel like it was one of those art films that i was supposed to feel UGH DAMN ARTISTS LOVING WHAT THEYRE DOING IS SO OBNOXIOUS but it WASNT!  as corny as it sounds, listening to these ‘diy-ers’ made SENSE.  it seems that the art industry is working backwards now – that this system is something that must be immediately sought after before one even has a chance to find something to say.  instead of making our own path and finding our own people, we are more or less coerced into these professional relationships and art taught the conventions without much thought to alternative.  the focus on our learning is of how to get people to notice us, how to make art watered down enough to be accepted by any number of juries or councils.  voiceless voided art is what will be rejected the least, according to the polls.

but who are these people?  where did they come from?  the dreckitudes of our society who make art because they make things that are missing in the world.  the purpose for making is an act in innovation because the things they like to look at don’t quite exist yet.  only after this does the filter kick in – would i show this to someone? yes or no.  make it happen.  it doesn’t take years to make a drawing.  it shouldn’t be a horrendous effort of haggling and begging to make what you feel is real.  just do it.  live off apples, sell your house and sleep in your studio.  what would you sacrifice to make what you want?

you are your own upper hand.  every moment is a ‘make it work’ moment.  if you want your work to be seen and you feel you have something to say, and hold the ability to say it with enough conviction, then you learn to make you own space to go along with it.  either way you’ll be working your ass off – who do you want to take the credit?