Why not just wait until you can be in close proximity in the studio?
Sometimes I just wish maybe we all fly to space and create a new world and then we’ll proceed. (from Conversations 2021)
i have found online practice has been a different constant entry of intimacy with my self in art making. when i am 'making' with others online, i am very by myself in my environment and my quadrant visually. i am not recieving (nor giving) the information/cues/tactileness i thrive on in person, with and from another/others. with no shift of location as a way to decompress at the end of a moving or creation session, it feels demanding in a different way. still trying to make sense of it all. i dont know yet how 1.5 yrs of this will inform what will be of processes begun pre pandemic and also fresh initiatives. i do know my whole being is so much happier now when i am in person in studio, in creation.
oh and why not wait til close proximity all that time? bc i crave the making and the collaborating - the connection, the breath, the sound, the laugh, the tear, the effort to understand, the new
I need to keep practicing. Art-making is the basis of my life. Everywhere I go and everything I do its a perpetual land of infinite ideas and I am compelled to keep making things in order to feel alive and to be a happy part of my community. Practicing online and offline in this pandemic time has been a saving grace in terms of wellness. It has been a way for me to meet old and new colleagues, to keep investigating how the now impacts my artistic impulses and curiosities.
For some people this is the next space…a normal way of interacting. The cumulative effect of that will also be interesting to recognize in terms of human behaviour, tendencies, ways people learn, how people gather and will continue to gather after this time in this way.
I think some of those things will become efficiencies.
Why even try to get everyone to meet in the same room when in the end we will have 15 minutes and will be going different places at different times, when we could just actually have a meeting in half an hour online and everyone can make it and we can talk about what we need to talk about.
In terms of creation I think it’s a more personal pathway and series of choices for each artist who engages in this way. (from Conversations 2021)
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