Friday, February 15, 2008

Watch out for the new series of 160 CHARACTERS OF ART giveaways

This is just to announce that we will shortly begin a new series at the WALL OF TIME, maybe of interest to those of you who have more energy and time left [sic!] to actually pursue and do things instead of simply boring your friends with your nutty ideas.

Me personally, I get bored so quickly that the most remote, vague sketch of something can make me smile for the next 15 minutes (or two days) and then, something else has to come on. Therefore, a few ideas for artworks lie around. I thought I would give them away here for free.

Any good piece of art boils down to a single idea anyway, doesn’t it. Therefore the extra constraint of the classic text message length is now formally decreed: A GOOD PIECE OF ART HAS TO FIT INTO 160 CHARACTERS (first axiom).

We shall start this project here very soon. The game is the following:

1. I sketch out a 160-character artwork description. Maybe an idea I had, maybe one I stole from somewhere (hey, it’s all postmodernism, so come on; don’t be a spoilsport).
2. Maybe I add a few lines, just to drive home how great the idea actually is.
3. If you like the idea, go ahead and just do it.
4. Get rich and famous with it. You, that is. If you feel like acknowledging me in the liner notes that your moving and shaking art agent will send out, however, that’s okay. Name checks fine, pay cheques even more so.

Stay tuned for the first 160 CHARACTERS OF ART soon to come: The “tribute to On Kawara” for example, as well as the “Obstkuchen tribute” (Belying my own postmoderism rap above, I feel the urge to declare that to the best of my knowledge I had nursed this idea before I learned of Rafael Horzon’s fabulous cornershop).

Meta-crap post scriptum: This post itself proves the point. It is just a half-witty idea, and that should suffice in principal. I promise, however, to really pursue posting the 160 CHARACTERS OF ART series and sticking them to the wall of time.

EDIT: The series is on air, the first art give-away can be found here.

Dieser Beitrag ist auf Englisch, doch einiges an der Zeitmauer gibt es auch in der hervorragenden Kultur- und Verwaltungssprache Deutsch zu lesen.

1 comment:

  1. I really like the idea of the 160.

    to close the gap between us
    to produce 5-minute-masterpieces
    to become famous for 15 min or two days
    to feel so avant-garde



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