Tuesday, 29 January 2008

for pete

a little mixed up ness ness for fans of things cheffy beatyy boxy


Natalie said...

Have you gone 'youtube' crazy? I think you may be addicted - the innitnet has sucked you in.

Love this post LOL. Love all the Eddy Izzard stuff too - cheered me up - brilliant! I worked in a theatre once in London where Eddy was doing his thing. I used to sneak in at the back whenever I could. This was years ago before he did telly. I remember a monologue about a French monkey in a tree!!!!

Anyway - get on with your work! ;-)

QWT said...

AAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH. Bloody bloody beat boxing pete boxing.

Ah, but I can turn him off here, he's not just going to go on and on and on and on and on while I have a hangover in a field.

Andrew Martyn Sugars said...

interesting that the Izzard cheered you up.

It was cheering me up, putting it there. I'd been told of something that will possibly happen, in the future, during Monday. This session on the web was a way of dealing with it.

Does academic "inter-lectual" art have any place for emotional content ?

Andrew Martyn Sugars said...

hang on, because of the notion of "work" the emotional side is non existent. It's "work" and so the intelligence of the "maker" has to be at the forefront of the conception.

I've added these thoughts, as they've occuredd to me and seem relevent at this moment.

Natalie said...

Yes I like to laugh sometimes and Izzard does that for me. Sorry to hear you had some bad news (or what sounds like bad news).

Anyway, when I said that you should get on with your 'work' - I meant it as some 'light hearted' encouragement. Not that you need this kind of encouragement!

Let me try and approach this notion of 'work', emotion and intellectualism ism ism. For me I 'work' best when my art/thoughts/ideas and everyday life become one of the same. So for me the emotional content is there - as I feel so connected to it at these times - although it may not be that evident. Also I can (hopefully) contextualise what I do. It is important to me that the concept is as strong as the production, through whichever medium I choose to use and vice versa. But obviously this is just my personal principle and by no means a given.

There have been times when I have been wearing too many hats and haven't had this full connection with what I am producing through lack of time. During these times I have still managed to work but somehow the work has been different in some way that I cannot pinpoint. However, it could just be my personal relationship with it that is different and nothing more (perhaps on a purely emotional level). This is why this residency time is so precious to me - and why I want the courage to take some risks and truly play again, and hopefully go beyond my (perceived) capability.