on the way to the rackroom

Where art meets audience.   That’s how the Wikiped defines .  (Did I tell you that I once had a job in which I read the dictionary all day?  Better than filing.)   Have there been exhibitions where art does not meet audience?  Go to a room and there is nothing?   I know for a fact that was done in 2005 at the Venice Biennale because I was in that room.  The German pavilion.  Thomas Scheibitz and Tino Sehgal.  Instead of art there were questions and a song and a little skipping.  In... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 3/27/07

the ballet of beta

Practicing.  It is astounding how much of life is about practice.  I guess all of it really.  Perfection?  Not sure.  I think I breathe perfectly, then find out I am breathing too shallowly.  I think I walk perfectly, then find out I list towards one side.  So even those things which I have done forever are not perfected yet.   I was on the phone the other day talking with someone (who shall remain nameless but her name starts with “D”) about the frustrating learning curve involved in... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 3/17/07

pick a name, any name

I’ve been an avid dog watcher for years.    That’s not to say I want a dog – I move around too much for that - but I love the outpouring of enthusiasm that comes with our canine friends.   Enthusiasm is a fantastic quality, don’t you think?  Since I am kind of a I looked it up.  It derives from the Greek, entheos (enthousiasmos), meaning “having the god within.”  Religion aside, it’s still an interesting tidbit.  I guess it goes to the (d-o-g) spelled backwards thing.   The reason I’m... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 3/13/07

add your moment

I once had a terribly fine meal at the Hôtel Crillon in Paris.  It was in January on a cold, clear night just after New Years.  This drawing came from that evening.  It is about expectation.   That’s the thing about this world.  There are awful and terrible experiences.  Sublime and fine.  And sometimes those moments of absolute perfection or formidable greatness are built upon such tiny details.  I just have to pay attention.   For example, the peak experience of that evening - and... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 3/8/07

notes on finding

My brother’s a Shakespeare geek.  He deserves the title I think.  Most of his life revolves around studying, producing and directing Shakespeare.   He confided his geekness one evening in London (where else?) as we stood under a lamp post after seeing Kevin Spacey’s Richard II at the Old Vic.  Until that moment I’d never considered him as such.   I’d only thought of geeks as nerds or techies.  The techies try to take on that word as theirs alone, a badge of honor (is theirs supposed to be... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 3/2/07
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