Hacking the grammar of art

This is a really interesting thread on the philosophy of art and it’s presentation. I’m reblogging it because I want you to see it and because I want it as a reminder of the participatory nature of art in the community. As a potter, I want my work to be touched, enjoyed, even taken for granted as part of daily routines and rituals. The invitation to participate, to engage, is the crux of the work for me. And this post from Carter Gillies gets at the way we use words which determines how we think about art and our realtionship to it. Give it a read. You might also like following Carter Gillies blog. Cheers!

CARTER GILLIES POTTERY

I listened to the 2nd installment of Michael Kline’s podcast interview with Nick Joerling the other day and had a fantastic time eavesdropping on these two great potters and friends. Michael does such a marvelous job of setting a relaxed conversational tone. Its almost as if you were right there with them, sitting at a table over dinner, or leaning against the bar with a beer in hand. There is a difference between formal and informal interview styles, and most of the great ones veer off into the territory that Michael is exploring. If you haven’t listened to any of the first five podcasts he’s delivered I’d like to recommend them. This is the second one with Nick Joerling:

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Anyway, its interesting that an interview can be either formal or informal in the first place. They are just words being spoken, but somehow some of those words can tighten…

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