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Explaining art at a cocktail party

Last night I went to a lecture by minimalist sculptor Susan York at the College of Santa Fe. York makes large-scale sculptural installations out of graphite. She is very interested in the energetic state created by engaging with her work.

At one point she had us close our eyes and then open them abruptly. She drew our attention to the emptiness in our minds at the initial moment of visual perception. She likened this to the vision of an infant. She later stated that drawing attention to this mental void was one of her objectives in her work.

For months I have been wanting to develop a series of easy scores that people I can do with people  at cocktail parties; scores that provide the experience of engaging with my work.

I thought I would give it a go today: Read the rest of this entry »

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