i’ve been meaning to set up some sort of context to continue to push myself to write given that it’s has been a productive way to generate/solidify ideas. in many cases it has revealed ideas long before i have been able to concretely implement them.
there are a couple concerns i have however, moving forward with such an ambiguos practice. one being the development of style. writing is so performative that i think it’s important to pay attention to voice. i think baileys success as a writer is a testament to that. i think it’s also important given the scale at which a piece of writing such as this is likely to be effective. it’s audience is limited (probably non-existent), which in a way allows its utility to remain abstractly defined.
i often think back to a professor i had in college who once asked if i was simply performing aimless labor around my practice in order to generate needless complexity.
i think i have been conditioned to work. i think it is a part of my personality. i think it is how i give myself purpose and direction. i think there is something to be said about the idealism of a hard worker independent of labors relation to capital.
with that said, here is a series of independent ideas that i think are deserving of some written meditation.
- religious icons, primarily those found in eastern europe in the 13th/14th century
- children’s museums/exhibition design with the intention of education and audience engagement/participation
- functional object making and that objects realtionship to the living and non living entities it interacts with
- methods of autonomous self publishing
i will most likely update this same list at some point but it feels like an adequate starting point. hopefully this one will disappear soon :)