Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
My hour: Condensed
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Mission Accomplished! Thank you all around...
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
3 days and counting...
I arrived in Norwich last night - courteously hosted by the Sainsbury Institute - to start work on the project for the plinth. That's not to say that I haven't been doing a lot of work thus far, but for publicity purposes, I'm still keeping that bit secret. I'm hoping that the event on the plinth will have some impact, so I don't want to give too much away.
What I can say is that I will be building something. It is going to take me 3 days in Norwich to set it up and hopefully just one hour to complete. I'll be working with materials that everyone will be a little bit familiar with and some images that some people will be very familiar with.
What I'm hoping to create is a constructive comment on what the plinth has been and how it will be remembered and represented in years to come. For the last two months, I've been researching the One and Other project, looking at how it was set up, exploring Gormley's artistic decisions and excavating the thousands of plinthers that have gone before me. We're confident that what we're going to offer will be fun but focused, critical but constructive.
5am (GMT) on Friday is probably a bit early for most of our European followers to tune in to follow the event live, but hopefully our US buddies will be keen to watch a midnight webstream (12am EST on Thursday).
Thanks for reading, and I'll keep you posted on how things go over the next few days...
Monday, September 14, 2009
from conception to construction
Over the last few weeks, Andrew and I have been talking a lot about how we could take conceptual theories and turn them into practical work that responds to the One Another project. What we've agreed is that, given the format of the 'plinthing' experience (being filmed and webcast) and the time of day I am on the plinth (5am), there are two main components that would work:
Monday, September 7, 2009
Many faces: Representations, legacies and memories
Over the last week, I've been drawn more and more into thinking about the mode of representations at work in One and Other and its legacy. The work contends to be a piece of public art that is constituted by the public. The open lottery system for allocating places achieves this. On the website then, all the 'plinthers' are given the opportunity to share images of themselves, information and stories about what they plan to do or really anything. Then the 'plinthers' have their hour on the plinth which is globally webcasted, and finally, the hour of plinthing is archived and accessible by the public through the website.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
We're all dividuals...
I want my hour on the plinth to about more than just myself, standing, alone. In talking with Andrew Cochrane (my collaborator), we’ve agreed that we think that there are some limitations to the idea that people are individuals. In life, we all depend on so many other people, other things to live, create meaning and in the end share something of the time we have with.
So Andrew and I are planning to explore dividuality – the partibility of persons, identities, images… We’re hoping to offer a work that both complements and critiques some of the assumptions of One and Other and perhaps Antony Gormley is making through the design of the project. We want to show some of the ways that even though someone stands on the plinth by themselves, this does not divide them from the relations to other people and things in the world.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Preliminary thoughts and mediations
So I've been thinking about what to do with my hour...