Thursday, 27 November 2008

thoughts on 'the experiment'

Recession -the very mention just makes me smile. I think of writing a 'horrific' tale, related to troubled financial times, and just want to shout from the treetops - ABOUT FUCKIN TIME. Did you think that this excess could go on forever, with no consequence??

'... what is interesting ... is the novel beauty to be found in works of art and architecture of the past which have changed their appearance due to the damage of time or destruction by disasters in the course of the centuries. This is described as the beauty of decay, but is it not perhaps that beauty which material assumes when it is freed from artificial make-up and reveals its original characteristics? The fact that the ruins receive us warmly and kindly after all, and that they attract us with their cracks and flaking surfaces, could this not really be a sign of the material taking revenge, having recaptured its original life?...." The Gutai Manifesto

I get references to Alan Kaprow and Fluxus all the time. "The line between art and life should be kept as fluid, and perhaps indistinct, as possible."
Humour and collapse. The thin line between laughter and tears. Think positive. Look for the space between destructive and creative action.

A Sunday walk

To ease the troubled mind of Mia, I have to take her into nature more; to give her a sense of wonder and of context. We are not all that important. So we had a great 2 hour walk on Sunday. I didn't even know there was a lake across the road from me. Will try hard to do this every week at least once.