I’m feeling rubbish today. I’ve picked up some horrible bug from somewhere or someone. But in between the really rubbish bits I’m managing to do a bit more reading, and nail down the concept of Quilt-As-Essay. I think I now have it sorted in my head, thanks to Deleuze, Bachelard and more recently and more usefully, Umberto Eco’s “The Open Work” – which I think I’ll come back to again and again.
I’m also thinking about a pre-proposal meeting for my Big Idea (I’m afraid it’ll have to remain a secret till I hopefully get the go-ahead). What to take, just in case, but not so much as to frighten them off!
I have made a list of things I’d like to achieve during next week’s Lullaby recording session – one of which is a one-minute mix to put up here for you to listen to. This is a scary prospect, and I may need something tasty in a bottle to help me press the publish button.
Still wringing my hands over the display of the bonnet and dress (they wont fit the same doll, bugger!) (but actually, changed my mind after anyway, as the doll adds a dimension I don’t want). The drawer idea would be ok, if I had lots of things in lots of drawers, but at the moment I don’t.
…and anyway, I think I’d quite like people to be able to handle them, which is always a thorny gallery problem isn’t it? Any ideas?
been looking at: Lucy Orta, Susan Collis, Cleo Mussi, Freddie Robins
been listening to: Elbow (Asleep in the back), Ella Guru (The First Album), Jose Gonzales (Veneer), The Miserable Rich (12 Ways to Count) (particularly the Boat Song, but I’ve talked about that little obsession before)
Just added photos of clothes in drawers, I’m liking this better now, think it’ll go on some sort of pedestal (visual pun intended).