I shall be buying my rats soon. I am currently building a sculpture for them to reside in, I look forward to collaborating with these intelligent rodents and hope that the master plan evolves legs of its own.
Reading this book on fractals. It is very good and relates in interesting ways to elements of my practice. Fractals are the geometry of the natural world and are totally unlike Euclidean geometry. An example of Euclidean geometry would be the platonic solids, these shapes have been used for hundreds of years to explain fundamental human questions about reality and the universe yet this geometry appears nowhere in the natural world, it remains a very human abstract form of knowledge. Fractals on the other hand are observable ie rivers, brain, veins etc. Not only do fractals appear in this physical way but I think it might extend to thought and consciousness. Fractals seem like a more natural, solid theory to work from. I think I shall experiment with both forms of geometry, the interaction could be fruitful.
Supper ( http://bit.ly/SIiaAb ) was a a great success. There was a great crowd, food was exquisite and the other artists presented very strong and diverse projects. I would like to thank everyone from Forty Toes Collective for organizing this event: Jessica Foley, Catherine Barragry, Aoife Giles and Jessamyn Fiore. I cannot wait to put this micro-grant to good use.
This Sunday I shall be give a talk at SUPPER, a project organized by 'Forty Toes' collective.
"Inspired by The Soup Network, SUPPER is a food-based micro-granting project designed to gather a community around the table to share food, ideas, ambitions, and ultimately to grant critical and financial support to an artist, or a collaboration of artists, to fulfill an as yet unrealized artwork or project."
Im really looking forward to it, I think its going to be a fantastic social, food art experiment so bring it on!!!
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