The action of exploring and experimenting at the same time. To explore in an experimenting fashion. Clearly these two actions words belong together and are one in the same with different goals. Explore, to find something new in space. Experiment, is to find something new through trial and error, or idea (concept) and thought. Art is surely a form of the fusion of this idea in one way or another.
Could this be a part of the “play” concept of an earlier post? Yes, however, with a different focus and purpose behind it. It seems more formal form of play perhaps. For the artist it is the use of new tools to archive your goal perhaps? Or better yet, use of old tools in new ways.
I have been looking at the world and wondering how to translate what I see and feel into the exploriment concept. I am quickly finding out that it cannot be just one thing, idea, goal, work, event but a clan of ideas and techniques. In other words, it’s not just line or shape or word, but a combination of all of these and more at the same time or in conjunction with one and other, maybe even in different places and times but all tied back to the central concept.
In relation to the concept, I feel there should be a “public” aspect of this. How so? I have ideas, will have to exploriment about it!
Free form writing/ doodling/ creating might be a good starting place to start.
I got a call a few weeks ago from MCAD, my alma-meter, I naturally thought they were doing some fund raising since I have gotten many calls for donations from them in the past. Well, the conversation got a bit strange quite quickly, the dude said, “I wanted to call you before I sent out the invitation to you” I am like, invitation? “Wanted to give you a heads up so you know what this is all about” interest piqued at this point… The long and short of it, MCAD holds an art sale every November for sale of art from students and recent alumni as a fund raiser for both the college and students. There are a bunch of people that support the art sale and go every year and buy lots of art aka. spend a lot of dough. Well the college is throwing these dedicated and well off supporters a thank you event at a major art collector’s house to say thanks. This collector who is hosting this event has bought a lot of art from the art sales, and MCAD was inviting a hand full of artist that is in his collection from the art sale to be present, and I am one of them. Fuck, I am one of them. I feel honored first that I am a part of his collection and even more honored that I was invited to this event, fuck that is cool! I am a bit freaked out and I have no idea which piece he has but I am vary exited to go and rub elbows with art lovers from around the cities and see a long ago sold piece of art! I think I will live tweet this event so if you are interested follow me at twitter (user name pexa link http://twitter.com/#!/pexa ) if nothing else I will be posting another post with more details!