NOWTHEN or, LIPSINK
I proposed this idea for DI Vinalhaven and the culmination of 20 years work either bored me silly or scared me stiff. It could be that I’m still in the middle of it and have not decided why and for whom I’m doing this except as a bit of bringing-to-conclusion for the Futurespective DesignInquiry exhibition happening Fall 2019. We gathered, we talked and I walked into the grey area of not knowing. Yet. I’d also brought along (anticipating a necessity to keep my hands busy during this heavier load of the unknown) a Bible, dictionary, atlas and an Emily Dickinson book of poetry. I quietly asked participants one by one to use any of these, and only these, to experiment with Rewrite in collage form with a common base format. They could add organic material as a palimpsest, take these texts and Rewrite. Simple.
I will continue this project at Devon and will insert content direction in asking ask for a rewrite of any of the past DesignInquiry topic statements in effort to expose, expand, thwart or simply rewrite. I’m hoping these will be key pieces for the 2019 DI Futurespective exhibition.
A second project I’ll be working on are typographic explorations of abbreviated words on the past DI topics, footnoted for Futurespective. But this is on the computer and I’m guessing the stables will be too beautiful and inspiring to keep my nose on the screen.