15m3 | day 15 | in-between on Flickr.
modern art is not really self explanatory.. you really need to know the context of what was happening - at the exhibit we only see the result of a thought process and in order to appreciate it we need to get into the narrative that was accompanying the artist in the act of producing his/her art pieces..
what was the starting point? how was it evolving in-between? what were the alternatives?.. the whole decision-making process is hidden from the viewer - we only get the final result, which would probably made sense if we’d known all the intermediate steps that had lead to it, the full tree of decisions.. however, we’re left to wonder about the final result of this tedious thought process and all the reductions in-between. I’m usually extremely puzzled and have no idea ..
if you’re lucky to attend the artist talk - then many things fall into their places.. otherwise it remains as a random object rather than art.. out of context… yet another bubble..
if there is no one to tell that this sand came from Australia and it is supposed to explore the role of art in the climate change debate by stating how much tons of carbon emissions it has produced by bringing it all the way to Denmark.. if there is no one to tell you this, the red sand remains as just the red sand on the floor of a room…
however, even knowing all of the above, it doesn’t really help in overcoming the amotivation in my opinion, at the best it will make people wonder, but not to take action.
finally! | day 13 | in-between on Flickr.
trying to let go off something that most probably won’t be happening again, at least not in the near future, but it’s not that easy to just shut off the brain, it is still on the lookout and given the opportunity produces an idea.. an idea that burns your mind, an idea that makes you curious again in things you’re trying to move away from, an idea that leads to dialogue and maybe collaboration and most probably more abstract numbers, but it’s impossible to just stop producing ideas.. just like it’s impossible not to be happy when the sun finally shows it-self brightly and strongly…
happens.. | day 11 | in-between on Flickr.
Interchanging paths… Some things just happen.. On the spur of a moment.. Seemingly effortlessly… But in reality there were some background processes involved, one way or another.. But sometimes it is amazing how easy it can be, although it seemed impossible or quite unlikely just a few minutes ago.. Life just happens..
ebru | day 10 | in-between on Flickr.
unfortunately this brief ebru course is finished, but it seemed like a warm exotic summer happened in the middle of the winter! so much life and color and flavor happened in these two and a half days, that it just can’t be an end.. it’s only a beginning I’m sure!
however, I wonder, how to preserve all this warmth and color? how not to lose it in the happenenings of everyday? …