Douglas Bagnall wrote:
How about thinking of established *methods* to share?
Why the 'lab'
what methods? this is my point. working in isolation, i didn't have any
'methods'. i didn't even know what a 'method' could be. i just
around and made shit (i guess you can call that a 'method', it's kind of
what i'm still doing anyway). the point of a 'lab' is to have a single
place where people can go. for some of us, internet-only communication just
doesn't cut it.
market in New Zealand is as far as i could tell lost
in post-colonialism and so heavy with theoretical nonsense that i always
felt it was impossible to approach it coming as i am from a position of
having no formal arts training.
But having a CNZ funded something-lab isn't going to refocus the NZ art
world -- it is going to reflect it. OK, so you mentioned before you
were keen on corporate co-sponsorship, but that won't help the art.
It'll morph into 'innovation'.
if you drop the CNZ funding, does your point still hold? i don't
understand: why the negativity? what is so 'unique' about New Zealand that
means that what works very well in more or less every country in the world
just won't work there?
Isn't this an argument against a hack-space: it
will fail, because in
your actually experienced reality nobody cares much?
what it means to me, and that's why i care, because i know there
are other people back home dealing with the same shit i was dealing with
in my head, and that since such a place would have helped me, it could
help them too.
You know Damian, probably not. Young men, early twenties, feeling
isolated and confused, think they might be artists? There is nothing
that can help them.
harden up, huh? fucking kiwi.
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