Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Notes on and in several freespaces

I've been combining tasks this week, by working at the Mid-Manhattan Branch Library while doing research on Lawrence Weiner and then reading "Deep Economy" for my book group at 60 Wall Street while making mandalas.

I've also been sharing my thoughts on a post-studio practice with others and they have been sharing their thoughts with me, see below.

some notes on a post-studio practice sent to me by Audra Wolowiec:

the world is your studio - including the sidewalk, the street, a
rooftop, your stairway, the subway, an entrance, (your pocket),
everywhere and anywhere - insert yourself

don't wait for someone else to create a space, claim one for yourself,
then move on

make do with what is at hand, use what others have discarded

make something out of nothing and nothing out of something

bonus thoughts:

"If you will cling to nature, to the simple in nature, to the little
things that hardly anyone sees, and that can so unexpectedly become
big and beyond measuring; if you have this love of inconsiderable
things and seek quite simply to win the confidence of what seems poor,
then everything will become easier, more coherent and somehow more
conciliatory for you..." Rainer Maria Rilke