Progress is Annoying
This is why my projects never end. In the studio this week I found myself playing around with an installation idea I had for the Service Project, which was a performance/video project I worked on in 2011-12 but was never really satisfied with the way it displayed. Well, I think I just figured out how I want to display it.
The only problem is this: now that I know how I want to display it, I can see what is really required is to redo the project. Which will take 7 months. It will also require the purchase of a about $2000 worth of digital equipment, plus another $700-1000 or so worth of other materials and many, many hours of tinkering- both with materials and with video. (As a side note, this is where I wish I had a "team," ala Doris Salcedo, that could help me get things done more efficiently.) The end result, I think, would be something powerful, but amount of energy/resources required is daunting. Especially when I have no venue committed to exhibiting it.
Sadly, this is what progress looks like for me. Often what I consider the "project" is really the experimentation, the sketches, for the real Project.
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A place for me to ramble on when I need to take a break.