RE: [-empyre-] fwd from sophie redele
> and showed to me what i was to become.
PS Beautyful story!
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> hi sofie +,
> boredom was in many ways, the original impetus for me
> becoming an artist. when i was a kid, i sucked at sports, i
> found television boring, i couldn't sit still long enough to
> read a book, i didn't have friends (cause i sucked at
> sports), so i spent an entire summer grinding a 6" telescope
> miror. this process consists of mounting a half inch thick
> circle of glass (known as the "tool") to a 55 gallon drum,
> spreading carborundum and water on the glass to make a
> grinding slurry, and pushing back and forth over the tool, a
> one inch thick, 6 inch diameter pyrex blank, all the while
> slowly walking around the drum. for days and days and days,
> back and forth pushing the mirror, making a pleasing grinding
> sound, and all the while walking in a circle around the drum.
> needless to say everyone who cared to notice thought i was
> completely nuts. but in that time how my mind did wander! and
> the process of grinding that mirror liberated me from
> everything a young boy was "supposed" to do, and showed to me
> what i was to become.
> > From: John Klima<KLIMA@ECHONYC.COM>
> > Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 14:56:44 -0500 > </STRONG>
> > >you cant have art without boredom
> > hi,
> > have been following your interesting conversations !
> > i definitively agree with the idea of creation through
> repetition, but
> > i think it is more in a process of repetition + appropriation +
> > exhaustion that you go 'beyond' and create/do something unexpected.
> > boredom makes me quit before i get there. sofie
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