Sunday, 30 May 2010
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Tuesday, 11 May 2010
As I head towards 2 new projects which will involve stepping out side my normal working comfort zone, I have been thinking a lot about the creative process as a means of understanding my own work and its processes......partly owing to the need to write up various projects for proposals and applications. The process seems to be about following an unknown path guided by intuition and a drive to keep the process going even though more often than not the outcome is not certain.
Uncertainty, as a description of the unknown, may result in a multitude of outcomes and it is in this in-between place of knowing and not knowing that often hides our greatest potential, if we are willing to step into that void.
"Between stimulas and responce there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our responce............................."Paul Stoltz - Adversity Advantage
In normal everyday life we try to predict the uncertain aspects of a situation/problem in a desire to eliminate potential risks in order to push the outcome into a more desired direction, being by nature uncomfortable with things that we cannot control.
In creative processes the uncertainty stands for a more free and curious approach in the exploration of something new. The uncertainty stands as a vital force in the non-linear process of creating, a sort of awareness compass that will if allowed mark our direction.
Saturday, 8 May 2010
On the 1st of June 2010 I shall begin the (actual hands on creative) work of a one month residency project which involves constructing an installation/space intervention in the old Paloheimo Oy power plant in Riihimäki.
I originally thought that I would begin this blog on the 1st of June, documenting the projects process, progresson and developments but I realised that infact it might be interesting to start now and include some of the preparation work involved, without which, there would be no project.
At the beginning of this week I signed the contrct with YIT which is the company that now owns the old power plant. YIT is interested in raising public awareness of this protected historical building and it's potiential as a possible future Cultural Centre, YIT is allowing me the use of the space on the condition that I have the doors open and invite the public in, it is exactly because of this that I am able to realise an art work that I have been thinking about for the last 2 years.
So the contrct is signed, insurance is in place.
I would like to say a big thank you to Sirpa Taulu of Ars-Häme for all her advice and help with this.
Next is to write contracts for 2 artists; Tuomas Laitinen and Kalle Mustonen who I have invited to exhibit their works juring my one month residency.
All for now........