An email I sent Denise yesterday (yes, we stole a march too!), wanted to post it here to start/continue discussing connections between my and Denise's work and taking inspiration from James' and Peter's imagery from Block_I. Since Sending this email, we have been given the 'handover' imagery from Susan, which could also provide a starting point - specifically 'girls' and 'performance'.
Going to leave the email below...
Yes, ‘perfection’ and the ‘unattainable quest’ for it (whatever ‘it’ is) and your ironic play with 'it' – that’s definitely our connection.
I have been having some ideas for specific works/images for this project exclusively – in an attempt to discipline myself and my practice for the 2 week period.
I want to ruin the work that I produce in some way – I guess I want to try to question my own quest for the perfection in the work.
I really like the idea of exchanging an image. Although, I also felt a real connection with one of the statements from James and Peter in Block_I, which was ‘nature is us all in the end’ - in the sense of not ‘giving a sh*t’ anymore and adopting your 'defeatist, more ironic' attitude towards my own work – hence the idea of ‘ruining' what I make over these next two weeks.
Maybe we could have this conversation in more depth on the blog as a starting point and we could attach images to the blog post if we feel it appropriate?
What do you think?
(Below image - view from studio in the Catalan mountains)