Friday, August 22, 2014
I woke up super early with the sun. In fact, sunrise seems to be getting earlier: 6:45 today. There’s something rather nice about an east facing room.
The past two weeks have been quite intense with workshops. This is great and very inspirational but I could use a bit more time for my own work. I make the time and/or I am more efficient with the time I have.
A space to experiment and focus on the process rather than the result (open studio is not an exhibition.) I still feel it’ll be important to bring this process to some form of completion especially before we leave here.
Maria Elena Bernardes’ lecture
Activate surrealist antennae
“domramento” = folding
A second plane (about the book)
It’s not necessarily a document.
sabor do realdade – the taste of reality
Filming is a problem of the past. A document isn’t reality. Before 2010, Maria Elena had a problem with this. It has to be alive, not dead (as in a document).
Live implies contact.
Inspirar = inhale
amplify the radar of perception
The street gives you a lot – an abundance.
Pay attention: how can this relate to your work?
Things coexist (arrangements) without bringing attention to their existence.
Pay attention: how are things made and arranged?
The street is a banquette for the people.
The street has its own life/energy, the way people interact, position themselves, waiting for the bus (human nature, interacting with others and surroundings).
The frequency of the human antennae: collect impressions with human antennae, photograph, make notes.
I am always walking around with a camera at home, making visual notes. Today I felt more comfortable walking around with the gopro – I took my time, counting steps, breathing, and smiling.
Feeling like a baby seeing things for the first time, not thinking as words but experience. The feeling of being excited and enthusiastic.
We’re always rushing, rushing – slow down and relax. (The feeling of walking without a phone or money.)
INSPIRAR – to inhale, to inspire
EXPIRAR – to exhale, to expire (die/end)