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The concept of art... "The View from Here' exhibition

Extract from a Saturday "in Residence" conversation at Salisbury Arts Centre partly inspired by the relative invisibility of Aidan Moesby's artworks in The View from Here, plus People do Say:

Does art that no-one sees have
anything to be heard?
Can it have the impact of a tree
falling in the forest?
Is it dead
or alive in
the box?
If no-one sees it
is it
art?

Where
does the concept of art
reside?
When no-one can see
does the artist
exist?

Without hats
this might not
exist.

 

People do say
say overlapping things
things I've not heard
heard only in passing
passing words they like
like a party game
game people.

Posted by Gini, 21 November 2011

Last modified by Gini, 4 January 2012

More from 'The View From Here'

There are so many words; too many for here and I'd like to keep them together as a body of work, but here, more extracts:

I felt so self-conscious in the wheelchair,
but my eyes saw things
differently. My brain
unpacked the info with
the prospect of a
different agenda

Artist and curator
creator of paper
sculptures, come to
check out
the space.

The later
photographer
admires the
lomographic
moment.

Don’t Think,
Shoot.

I’m cheating you see:
vicarious creativity.
I’m just too busy
but one day it’ll be me
doing a workshop.

Posted by Gini, 16 November 2011

Last modified by Colin Hambrook, 22 November 2011

Revealing the view from here...

The View from Here is at Salisbury Arts Centre from 10 Nov to 23 Dec 2011  

My intervention is going well. My approach is proactive and flexible which has allowed the project scope to expand. Very few of the visitors to the Arts Centre feel they have a journey which relates to the exhibition, but probably about 80% of them are happy to contribute their words and thoughts to this fast growing body of work.

Striking! Noticed it at once.
Had to bend down; its child height.
Then I saw the wheelchair
and had the revelation:
a disabled artist.

Fascinating really
good pictures. I’ve got
children myself, don’t
actually have time
to stop and look.

Posted by Gini, 14 November 2011

Last modified by Colin Hambrook, 15 November 2011

Intervention

 My computer died, hence the long pause in online accessibility. And I’ve been recovering from an accident and all that stress has resulted in a personal “crash”.

Re-booting has been hard and slow I’ve been working with scrambled eggs; luckily they are reverting back to “little grey cells” because I was beginning to get a little scared.

I’m getting to grips with different technology but totally, temporarily, cut off from the digital projects I have been working on.

This might be good; I shall come back to it all, refreshed after a time out.

And I have a new project to focus on. The View from Here is an exhibition at Salisbury Arts Centre, with work by Martin Bruch, Juan delGado, Aidan Moesby, and me.

I’m “Sitting in Residence” and I see from the invitation to the preview that it says “an intervention” – cool, I’ve not done that before.

I hope to discover people who will talk about their journey to access this exhibition and to make poetry, add texts to the exhibition space and blog.  

 

Posted by Gini, 8 November 2011

Last modified by Gini, 8 November 2011