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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Water **Whole**: Who wants the other half?

I will preface this post by saying the obvious: everyone needs water to survive. Because everyone drinks water, (sadly not everyone has access to a clean drink of it) it is an almost invisible part of our daily lives. Those who are fortunate enough to live in a place where clean water is plentiful do not have to think about it at all. I am one of those people. But not today.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

This is Relevant


A friend of mine posted this on facebook and I found it to be very relevant to what we have been discussing so far in class. I wonder what kind of art this little Norwegian boy will end up making further down the road.



Monday, April 14, 2014

"What Do YOU Think of This Jacket?"

Some ANSWERS

For Kelsi

I love it
Sassy
The studs are alright, but the diamond pattern takes away from the studs.
girlish
It's a girl's jacket
It fits you but it won't fit everybody else
The 70's
Maroon
Vintage
I like the bling
Fucking Randy/Rock Solid--This person also said "white power" after walking away.
It's a little Miley
80's

For Alex

Belongs in a Thriller video
Michael Jackson
Hip-hop
Fits him
It goes good with your outfit
I think you let him borrow it for the night
Don't wear that jacket, brother
cool, sweet, nice
Michael Jackson
Dolly Parton
Just fucking go for it
you can wear whatever you want here, man!
it's kinda small on you


Looking back on the answers I notice how some of my predictions were proved correct--our genders DID influence peoples' answers. Of course they were influenced by other things as well...

Some people were honest (only one person told me the jacket didn't fit me), some people were creative and really ran with the answers, and some people had only bluntness to offer in their answers. But the fact that they were the ones coming up with the answers, and Kelsi/I was wearing the jacket made the whole experience collaborative and "relational" in the Bourriaud sense because it was a situation in which people were able to think more deeply about something that is essentially inconsequential. ALSO, I am still reeling about what the art actually turned out to be. The peoples' answers? The video? The jacket?










Here is the video sans all the helpful corrections everyone suggested (sorry).



"What Do You Think of This Jacket?" from Golas on Vimeo.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Putting on a Jacket

On a weekend the avenue is littered with stumbling adults who are clearly just working for the weekend. They are there to have a good time; "because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry" (Ecclesiastes 8:15). WELL, maybe before they go to church on Sunday they can take part in the making of ART. HOW? Through their humble, and sometimes mumble, opinions on what they think of a certain jacket worn by my female friend on Friday night, and then by me (male) on Saturday. Their opinions will be captured on video, and then strung together in a final piece that will serve as my first project of this spring term. 
                                                   "WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS JACKET?"
"WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT JACKET?"