\\OUT TO LUNCH///
This week, and this week only, I am going to post a lunch exhibition. Each day, new work will be added. And, hopefully by the end of the week, there will be a weeks work of art, posted here, to equal one persons’ life’s memory of art they like (me), five hours of posting time on Tumblr, and possibly something fun for you to look at, if you are reading this.
While at the DMV last Thursday I read a book called about the WWW and Art World. Though the book turned out to be secret propaganda for a web hosting system for galleries, I got to thinking again about online exhibitions. I am not a curator, but if I was, and I since I don’t have any “real” life opportunities to actually be one, I thought I should just do it on the internet. Here I will have the ability to choose anyone I want (or my favorites at this moment… would be more accurate).
This exhibition, posted at lunch time each day will unfold to make no statement, or have no pre-conceived content. It will be just for the enjoyment of posting work. Together, when complete, I may take some time to find a current throughout the works. Or make up some possibly bullshit reason why they can and will exist side by side.
Artist NUMBER 1:
Marijke Van Warmerdam
A Couple in the Distance
I have to say, that this may seem like a really odd choice to lead people in to this “exhibition.” Traditional in subject matter, and perhaps seemingly un-interesting, and overly romanticized in content. But I am interested these video stills for their contrast of proximity and distance. Talking about time, and it’s relativity. I feel the use of the troupe of the aging couple is a entrance point to the work that I won’t deny that I idealize. IE I want to grow old with someone, but I dont want to grow old. I want to know someone, but not know them. I look at other’s lives and think I want what they have. But I can never really be sure of exactly what they actually have.