Saturday, April 18, 2009
Recent latenight question: What if no one wants what you've made?


From JW Veldhoen, NYC: Make another.

From Lisa Fedorak, YVR: Was the item made with the 'purpose' of needing to be wanted by someone else, or was it born of a desire/need to make things and now even the creator doesn't want it?

First scenario, reevaluate your market and product. Either you don't know your intended as well as you think and need to take on some market research, or you have a poor grasp of how your abilities and output are being received by others. In the case of the second scenario, well, um, hang onto it. Your hands might be ahead of your brain. Or, it could be truly as nasty as you think confirming everything you have ever thought about anything you have ever done.

Donato Mancini, Wheatabixy, 2009
Collection CJB

The artist, resting.

Scatter Piece, 2009. Paper, kitteh. Dimensions variable.

(Performance photodocumentation: L.)
Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Louis Cat Orze and a somewhat quieter friend. Courtesy L.'s Blackberry.
Q: What if no one wants what you've made?
Back from "conducting research" or "stalking" (take your pick) at the New Westminster Land Title Office. Business-school field project plus genuine curiosity. Sundown. Sun just below the roof of Architectural Antiques across Main, illuminating the pink-white petals and tiny green leaves of the cherry tree outside the (open) shop door. iTunes gibbled. CBC 2 playing light "tasteful" jazz: one of the only FM stations the stereo reliably picks up. Drinking Granville Island Brewing Co. Limited Release Porter. "Suggested serving temperature is 4C - 8C." Grey light now on the carpet, sun just a diffuse glow along the green lintel opposite. Cars passing. L.'s intelligent eyes. Louis' switching tail. His visible delight in pouncing on helpless cloth mice. Washing "gravy" off the cat food lid, dribbling yellow liquid detergent across it. Foam trickling down the porter bottle's long brown neck. I'm writing these things down so I remember.
Monday, April 13, 2009

Anonymous Japanese jazz trio nails perennial Anodyne favorite The Nightwatch in somebody's living room. An amazing performance, full of great respect and invention.

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