This year, I determined that I wasn’t going to fuss and bother about the art world, other artists and art venues. I was going to simply do art, maybe talk art with a few peers, maybe do a few collaborations here and there, but mostly just ignore the various feeding frenzies and reactivities.
Now there’s a word — reactivities. That’s what most art venues have going for them around the Net. I’m not a reactor by lifeway, but an initiator. Since most of what I initiate tends to muddle the minds of some, meddle with the perceptions of many, stimulate a few and far between to pursue their own initiatives, but, by and large, meets either vacuous stares or outrage, I thought, hmm, I’ll just mosely back into my own work and pretty much ignore the Net.
Revad had other ideas. An email from him sponsored an idea out of me:
Organic meets the fundamental principle, the result ordered chaos and chaotic order
…and that idea is generating an interactive exploration between what I’ll call an emotive, organic artist who works in zen moment (me) and an artist who sets forth from any given point to extrapolate penultimate expressions to infinity (Revad. What we share as artists — call it our “bridge” — is our penchant for looking beyond the known to explore the unknown, for delimiting any and all boundaries, artificial, conceived, or posited. We both like to explore how far we can go. The way we’re doing this, no rules, no timelines, nothing but extemporaneous, fluid, interaction at whim and desire, makes our interaction supremely satisfying, and not an onus, since neither of us expect nor anticipate the other to give response. With no expectations, no demands upon each other at all, that frees us both to play or not play as we see fit, as we feel stimulated to do so. We each work in our own realm and domain of expression, sharing conceptuals and ideatives which then generate more explorations in ourselves.
This is what has happened so far:
I started with “Ooo”, a sound in the matrix of real and imagined space.
Ooo, a sound in the matrix of real and imagined space
Revad answered with “Ooooo.” He said:
My response involved the text and the sound 🙂
I never did say I like your image. The flow and movement in particular.
My first thoughts were Sputnik and Space.
Permission to display from Revad David Riley, copyright 2009 Revad David Riley
My response was:
There’s fun. You know I love oscilloscopic work. Color choice is
interesting. Warm brown against sky blue. It’s a combination I have never
successfully melded. Bravo.
He then challenged with this, a part of his the logic and influence of circle and square installation, the complete work which can be viewed here: http://www.revad.com/html/the_logic_and_influence.htm
Permission to display from Revad David Riley, Circle and Square the logic and influence of circle and square by revad david riley, copyright 2009, all rights reserved
My response? This:
Variation on a Theme by Revad by DLKeur, copyright 2009
Now, of course it is my turn to challenge again, and, this time, it’s a concept: 4 perceptions of 1 reality. Of course, because it is my turn to drop a pebble in the pool, I included an image to go along with the concept:
4 Perceptions of 1 Reality by DLKeur, copyright 2009