Advisor Meeting #1 (18 Oct. 2016)
with Carolyn Guertin (Research Advisor) and Jean Marie Casbarian (Studio Advisor)
o After discussing the ideas presented in my blog and the reasons for the change in direction Jean Marie and Carolyn suggested looking at the following artists and their solitude-based practices
- Adrian Piper – Food for the Spirit
- The walking artists
- Tehching Hsieh
- Faith Wilding (Student of Judy Chicargo – 1972 Crochet Environemnt)
- Catherine Richards: Charged Hearts
- Dominique Rae – Transart Alumni who spent time I a silent retreat in a nunnery
- Char Davies – Osmose
- Sean Kelly
- Morika Mori
- Karen O’Rourke: Walking Mapping: Artist as Cartographers
- Roni Horn
- John Cage
- Rebecca Solnit: River of Shadows
- William Kentridge – on the MOMA website there are interviews with different artists giving an insight into their process. For Kentridge his process is about drawing with charcoal on a sheet of paper on the wall and walking between the 35mm movie camera to shoot a few frames and walking back to the drawing and erasing or adding to the exisiting drawing before walking back to the camera to take a few more frames. The sum of all this movement becomes the film. The work is about the walking and moving back and forth between the drawing and the camera. The films became about the persistence of memory or the process of time being made visible by the marks that are left behind from the previous drawings.
- The Third Mind a the Guggenheim – Western artists addressing eastern concerns/ contemplate Asia
- Alice Marwick: Status Update
- Timothy Archibald
- Jill Walker Rettberg
- Agnes Martin
o Agnes Martin’s work falls somewhere between the expressionists and the minimalists. She wanted to create minimalists work however, she wanted minimalist work that created an emotive response. For this reason the minimalists wouldn't accept her so she aligned herself with the expressionists but continued to create minimalist work. It is not surprising her work is about the horizon given she lived in the desert and immersed in that environment.
Agnes Martin's exhibition at the Guggenheim is on until until 11th Jan. 2017
o If you are going to talk about solitude then immerse yourself in solitude – see what is revealed during this process.
o This could be an organised silent retreat or one you create for yourself.
o This project is about time and the passing of time and speed or pace and time.
o Unspeakable Silence in Art and Writing
o Your work can be about the nothingness and yet its this nothing that contains everything
o Its about nothingness and everything contained in that nothing.