sabato 21 febbraio 2009

State of Mind

The main focus of my project is about dreams intermixed with concepts of simultaneity and reoccurrence.

I’m interested in developing this from a curatorial perspective whereby I will try to orchestrate an exhibition(s) or book that calls upon artists involved with Vision Forum. This will be a great way to meet people, initiate dialogue and explore how these topics take form through an international community network.

Part I: Ideas to explore

Dreams manifest in the mind, in the form of an image and follow a narrative:
-How are they affected by or become reality?
-Why does an experience from the past reoccur in dream form?
-Do these dreams change when they reoccur?

The dream can be a metaphor for an exhibition:
-An exhibition can be repeated in different locations/spaces to mimic the concept of “reoccurrence”

-How does an exhibition change when it reoccurs in different spaces?
-Or, what if 2 exhibitions occur simultaneously in different locations?
-Mode of display = to be discovered…

Contrasts/themes emerging from this project:
Reality/fiction; dream/science; past/present; artist/curator; observer/narrator

Part II: Emerging thoughts about staging the event
Create a call for entries from other participants in VF and try to organize reoccurring and/or simultaneous exhibitions during workshops or other events

Curate a two part book to “capture” the events
-There could be established observers at each event who tell about their experiences to see if the idea of simultaneity produces similar results
-Who is an observer and what is their role?
-Do they affect the work or are they affected by the work?

giovedì 19 febbraio 2009

I'm awake now

At 7:45 a.m. I dragged myself out of bed, and now having had a cup of coffee I can function enough to write about a dream. It actually occurred during 15 minutes after the alarm went off at 7:30. It was vivid, about a project I was a part of in some way. I was in a room that had an almost yellowish filtered light from overhead skylights. The walls were covered with black and white posters of images from popular culture, such as Audrey Hepburn and images from my generation, like Garfield the cat.
It was an exhibition coming to an end.
People were working in the room to take posters off the walls and underneath, the walls were the color red. Paper and images were all over the floor, I felt like I wanted to salvage something.
A person in the room told me that things are becoming (constrained, consolidated, conformed), he used a C-word like this to reference how the economic crisis if affecting the actions of everything, even how art is exhibited in museums. Since limited funding poses a problem, alternative methods of display were sought for this red, yellow-filtered room situated only in the space of my mind.

My project for VF 2009 will be about dreams, reoccurance and simultaneity. Specifics will follow soon.