[NetBehaviour] everyone respond to thread : where do you create?
geert at nznl.com
Fri Jul 1 10:49:44 CEST 2005
I have a studio I never use (cluttered, filled with utterly
unnecessary junk and among this bits and pieces of installations,
titles for unfinished and/or unrealised works, empty boxes bearing
ominous labels, bookcases packed with torn paperbacks on history,
art, culture, philosophy, sex, science, japan, london, india,
trinidad and tobago, other bookcases stacked with paperwork,
paperwork and more paperbacks and a large number of derelict apple
computers). I work at home, at the kitchen table, on my ibook.
On 30-jun-2005, at 15:20, Jason Nelson wrote:
> Based on Ryan and Marc's prompting, and birthed by my
> little missives from my recent residency, I thought we
> should all play a game.
> So.....SEND A MESSAGE GIVING A PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION OF
> THE MAIN PLACES YOU WORK OR WRITE OR WATCH YOUR ART.
> I will start...and name them in the e-mail subject
> line (Something like art/work space: Nelson (with
> your last name obviously)) and we will convince Marc
> and Ruth to publish the results...
> Most of my work happens in three places:
> 1. At my home: a high set queenslander: supposedly
> three bedrooms, but really just a bunch of open
> spaces: the house has a mango tree in the backyard
> that attracts bats and bat shit, they keep me company
> with their caterwauling and purring wings. Within the
> house I find myself sitting on the bed in the front
> room, hard wood floors, ornate moldings, drafty dial
> out windows with these peppered panes that indicate
> age and small scale manufacturing. To my left is a
> small subdivision made by a large stand up cabinet
> that was made in England, bought in Bethany Oklahoma
> and shipped to Australia. An suitcase I stole from the
> trash bin of a thrift store holds various bottles of
> water and papers, and I have a DSL wireless network
> that I fear the neighbors leach off.
> My girlfriend likes lots of pillows, so there are
> u-shapes, long fluffies, short firms and pretty
> stiffs. above me is a makeshift romantic netting, that
> seems as of late to act as catchment for any kind of
> small object and pens. this being an old house, there
> are few outlets, so we've grown used to walking over
> extension cords and exchanging lamps for laptop power.
> 2. In my office at Griffith University, I share my
> space with spiders and ants. The spiders stir up
> trouble by dropping to the desk and hiding around the
> mouse. I keep my office closed and speakers loud,
> ignoring knocks and keeping the room as cold as
> possible. They put two filing desks and filing
> cabinets in the room, which I use as display cases for
> old science, sewing machines and heaps of maps and
> comic books. And for every old book sale I buy tech
> aged tech manuals and medical texts, having gone
> through two scanners and an additional hard drive just
> to capture what I see as the lost art of combining the
> mystic with the tangible. On the door of my office are
> intelligence testing cards, all shapes and sequences.
> On the billboard next to my office, I tear down credit
> card ads and religious flyers every other day.The room
> 2-04 is in an ugly building built in the late 90s. It
> feels weak and temporary. So I feel at home.
> 3. Four years ago when I started creating, I was
> largely computerless. So I became used to creating
> where ever I could find some technology. I created an
> old work called cube during a friends house party and
> another work called color at the library (using a
> trial version of flash (reloading it each time).
> Ummm of course there is more, but I am sleepy and have
> to visit the dentist in the morning. You will be
> seeing a work about death soon.
> SO NEXT PERSON PLEASE!!!
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