Saturday, June 07, 2008

Be Aggressive, B-E Aggressive...

B-E, A-G-G, R-E-S-S-I-V-E. (Name that band...) I had this weird idea tonight. Granted, I drank wine and stuff. But anyway. I was thinking about an art project. A completely honest art project in which I pull no punches about anything I'm thinking, have thought, or have done.

For instance, if I was preoccupied with, say, the Walnut House era when we lived in Berkeley, partied a lot, grew not-entirely-legal plants, threw insane parties, etc. then I would have to tell those stories. Or if I were feeling resentful about art school and wanted to complain about certain professors, or if I were feeling philosophical about life or political about issues, I'd have to be honest about that. This sort of follows in line with an art project idea I had that would be entirely immersive, in a way--a taxonomy of ME. A taxono-ME. It would be online and free-form and would contain writing and artwork (both digital and non-digital).

Or maybe I'm just being ambitious (and/or tipsy). But I really have an idea that I need to do a project that's really ambitious. Really BIG. I don't know. I'm still thinking about this.

3 comments:

Chris Cope said...

Faith No More, pre-Patton. Way to show your age, yo.

Oh, wait...

a. fortis said...

HA! Yup. I is old.

It was actually prime Patton time, though--Angel Dust. The pre-Patton stuff is pretty cool ("we care a lot about the Garbage Pail Kids--they never lie!") but I don't know it as well.

TadMack said...

Completely honest is probably the best way to approach ALL art -- once you get to honest, you can get at jagged and raw and real -- and after THAT you can shade and shave and sand and color things to perfection. Go, you!