A Day of great excitement…finding out that I can be involved with ANU’s Beginning Middle & End, video, installation/objects at ANU in September!
Creating a very large woven tapestry…I will be chained to this labour intensive artistic production shortly. Already looking for volunteers to assist..Patience??
Not all is invested in the world of art…..
Impromptu lurking of a great artist in the U of W art studios….being
careful not to hinder, disrupt, distract or endanger the students.
Jelle invited me to visit his painting class today and suggested that
I could stop in on the other studios too. All the lecturers knew about
my wish to perform in their classes this week but no others have
arranged for me to do so. Interestingly, the art students looked
quite embarrassed when I asked if anyone could photograph me on the
lawn. I wonder to myself how they will ever stand behind their art
when they do not dare to ‘stand out’ so innocuously in front of their
An excerpt of a conversation with Philip.
8:48 PM Philip: how did the setup go?
me: Well…it looked pretty touch and go when I arrived but came
together just fine.
8:49 PM I will sent pics…
Philip: yay 🙂
8:51 PM me: When its all said and done, it is afterall a corridor…so
I was really happy to hear the ‘director’ say it is now transformed.
8:52 PM I have tomorrow to put the catalogue together if I do not do it tonight
so plenty to do still
8:54 PM me: not really…most of it is there in one form already
that looks good!
8:57 PM The celestial inversions book looks great in the glass cases
Philip: it does
me: I laid out the half aprons for colour and put out each
page…people have been reading it..actually and laughing
8:58 PM Philip: lol
having them spread out like that makes it a little more bite-sized
for ppl to read i think
8:59 PM me: Yes and makes them seem special
which is funny because we wanted them to be touchable…??? and ordinary
9:02 PM the bags of wood are labeled ‘HOUSE KIT LOT: 1953 EX/ ENG’
to represent the first homes the immigrants to here lived in…There
are about 40 different nations represented here
Philip: very clever
a good way to get use without unpacking it even 😀
9:03 PM me: yes they even look travelled hahahha
5:18 PM Matthias: how are you?
5:19 PM me: well, I’m not sure but trying to do work for Canberra, Nissen project and especially the exhibition which gets installed tomorrow. If that goes well, I will feel better tomorrow…
5:21 PM Matthias: that’s good.
still… lots of stuff on your plate.
me: yes… but I’ve had coffee so the night will be my friend
5:23 PM I hate that this interferes with my family life again and again…but I am probably better being at a project than between projects when I start to wonder about life …and my family
Matthias: yer. what do u mean by that last line?
5:25 PM me: I mean that despite my best efforts…I worry very much about all of you!
5:26 PM Matthias: aw… thats nice to know.
but i imagine is interferring
me: And life…well…as long as I don’t ask ‘why’ I am really doing this, I am better off. There is no good reason except that despite all, I do feel that I should be doing this work
5:27 PM Matthias: yer.
don’t ask too many questions
5:28 PM what a tough gig.
5:29 PM me: ok…love you much…I will get back to the emails, etc and catch ya lata
5:30 PM Matthias: love you too. so much.