The opening night on Saturday was well attended. It was fun. We took video and many photos… below are some quick outlines of the pieces that were in the show. Coming soon: complete video of the Movies event, and perhaps a video compilation from Jordan’s photos. The exhibition runs until Wednesday, but Jordan’s dad has offered to help with his vehicle on Tuesday. So on Tuesday...
This piece was called Movies. It consisted of fifteen spools of VHS film unravelling from the bottom of the staircase. It created a waterfall of sorts, with a mass of curled shining film at the bottom. It was interesting to observe the way the film was affected by the passage of air through the nearby doorway. Even after all the film was finished unraveling, the air kept the suspended parts...
New text post and images coming soon.
The Plastic Fairytales exhibit was wonderful. A lot of positive feedback was given. One finger is reserved to anyone that says that they don’t like what we have produced. Only one… Umm… Pictures and videos will be posted soon.
Work is on the way.
Karla and myself had a productive day of passing along ideas. We went back to the Salvation Army bargain basement and found two large boxes of items that we will use for our creations. So much stuff. I am excited to see what we end up creating. In other news we will be displaying our first project in the Plastic Fairy Tales exhibit at the Concourse gallery. It starts on December 6.
We are doing homework.
Below are links to some interviews and wiki articles for a few artists relevant to the interests we’ve been exploring so far this semester.
2005 interview with Isa Genzken →
2009 interview with Fischli and Weiss →
1990 interview with Jessica Stockholder →
Jessica Stockholder →
Peter Fischli and David Weiss →
Isa Genzken →
Today was the day of The Midterm Critique. We worked pretty late last night, sacrificing sleep for our vision for our objects. The morning came fast. Our project was the first crit of the day, people’s coffees hadn’t quite kicked in yet, and there was a lot of silence. Eventually speech began to flow. We talked a bit about the supportive collaborative relationship, the...
We got wood
Jordan’s dad drove us and more of our found objects to Emily Carr. We highjacked three lockers for our project and skulked around the sculpture area until David turned up. Jordan looked for places to move to on Craigslist because his house is being torn down to be replaced with a duplex. Karla transported stuff from her painting space to the sculpture shop, and found some of Emily...
We are Jordan and Karla, from Prince George. We started the day off with no expectations, open to developing a process which will generate artwork. Jordan brought to the table a quote by Oscar Wilde: “All art is quite useless.” We wanted to disprove this statement by turning discarded items, or in other words useless items, into works of art. By doing this, we will be changing the useless...