[NetBehaviour] Painting is hard

aabrahams aabrahams at bram.org
Wed Sep 20 11:03:07 CEST 2006


I like your drawings Marc,

http://aabrahams.free.fr/pagee1.htm

was made in 1996

Annie



On 9/20/06, info <info at furtherfield.org> wrote:
> > Hi James,
> >
> > Well - I think that we can enjoy creating in other mediums as well as
> > net art.
> >
> > A while back, I created a web site of sketches consisting of work from
> > 1986 to 1990...
> >
> > even the web site now seems from another era.
> >
> > tomorrow's insecurity
> > "sketch pads created by marc garrett during 86-90."
> >
> > These images, notes, poems & rants are all from a 4 year period of my
> > life, 1986 to 1990. This was a crucial stage for learning. It comes from
> > a philosophical place & questions life, Art, Insanity, Security,
> > Institutions & many other things. They are from sketch books & note pads
> > that I have always carried around with me. On this site there are
> > numerous thoughts & images, questioning situations, events, personal &
> > political etc...
> >
> > http://www.furtherfield.org/mgarrett/tomorrows_insecurities/index.htm
> >
> > I wonder if anyone else on here has stuff that they can show (links to)
> > before they explored net art, or related creativity? Hell, we could have
> > an online exhibition of web art by net artists before they suddenly
> > turned....
> >
> > marc
> >
> >  >Painting is hard
> >  >----------------
> >  >
> >  >Painting is hard, that is, it don't make me a hard man just cos I
> paint.
> >  >It's difficult, especially when you're not as good as you think you
> >  >should be, to be an ARtist. Especially when you insist upon pursuing
> >  >some vision of a personal abstract visual language arising through
> >  >randomness, perhaps even the sub-con-shush. Especially when you spend
> >  >hours mixing up colours, getting all excited when you discover a
> >  >beautiful vibrant grey can be made by mixing a rather expensive cobalt
> >  >blue with a somewhat cheaper raw umbre, and the disappointment of it
> >  >hits you when you mix in the emulsion and find it's rather boring gray
> >  >after all.
> >  >
> >  >Painting is hard when you've no idea of what to paint, but what the
> hell
> >  >has any of this to do with net art?
> >  >
> >  >http://www.jwm-art.net/art/audio/painting_is_hard.mp3
> >  >
> >  ><end>
> >  >
> >  >Painting _is Hard
> >  >=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
> >  >
> >  >Painting is difficult I mean. It's tricky working it out, what like am
> I
> >  >going to paint next? When you've no idea and could be thought of as
> >  >stubburn, atleast you think you could be thought of as stubburn, but
> >  >have no idea what others really think, if they think at all about what
> >  >you do, if what you do has any consequences within their thinking, you
> >  >could be thought of as stubburn for inisting upon the pursuit of the
> >  >construction of a personal abstract visual language when you don't
> have
> >  >any notion of what it shall actually communicate. You could be thought
> >  >of as stubburn, nay foolish, for doing so. By your refusual to make
> >  >paintings which are purely for selling, because doing so lacks any
> >  >interest to you, and your interest lacks in painting because you don't
> >  >know what to paint, you are. It is at times like these that
> >  >
> >  >http://www.jwm-art.net/art/audio/painting_is_hard.mp3
> >  >
> >  ><end>
> >  >
> >  >Painting^ is ^hard
> >  >`='`='`='`='`='`='
> >  >
> >  >Painting is hard when you are scared of it. You're scared of messing
> up
> >  >what you've already painted, even when you imagine it looks like a
> mess
> >  >to everyone else anyway. You're scared of the unknown, and painting
> can
> >  >be an exploration into the unknown when you can paint nothing else but
> >  >your own instincts of what to paint. It's scary when you paint
> >  >something and later look at it, knowing full well you'll put it on the
> >  >internet for all to see, and all you see is a beacon for crazies to
> come
> >  >after you. A beacon for demons from outer space to come eat up your
> >  >consciousness and take over your body. Oh! Hang on, that was just a
> >  >fancy, it weren't real, thank GOD.
> >  >
> >  >Yes, it's tricky indeed this painting lark. Here is an mp3 of some
> >  >electronic music I made, all by myself, during these times when I feel
> >  >painting is hard. It is for your listening pleasure, the sounds are
> >  >lovely phat synths, and some slightly muffled drums. There's a little
> >  >cutting up of the drum sequences, and of course, the favourite of all
> >  >amateur electronica music makers, the reverb. The reverb is on
> everthing
> >  >I do, because my mind is full of reverb, nnmnmnmnmnm.
> >  >
> >  >http://www.jwm-art.net/art/audio/painting_is_hard.mp3
> >  >
> >  >Don't forget, painting is hard, especially when you've got no clue.
> >  >
> >  >"but what the hell has any of this to do with net art?"
> >  >
> >  >I'm probably misplaced on this list, only being a pretend net-artist,
> >  >but I like what is posted here, and feel inclined from time to time to
> >  >post this or that :)
> >  >
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