Thursday, June 7, 2012
In the Studio
In this particular studio there is an interest in the shared space. I am, after all, in a mini-residency, one I am enjoying as a collective project. There are different actuations around, words, thoughts, 'things' from other participations, this then becomes, and influences, the thinking of the skipping. The floor is smooth, black and cool. The windows tall and very clean, allowing the Catalan sun to sneak in enough to make you feel awake, and alive. The ceilings hangs old pyramid style, with flies up high looking down, I am sure, in confusion, at times resting on the strong wooden structures which hold all these studios up. In here there is not an 'Otherness' of escape, mostly that of the artist's work, my contemplations are often fixed and directed. But I can't deny how I most often think of my paintings in these spaces instead of my skipping (and this is while I skip), how physical space is that which often think about the most, to walk in, step back in, move, tilt and hang big paintings in, but also how the space can function in many other ways and as many other things, a place to listen to music, have conversations, lay down, eat lunch, or even, workout!