Re: [-empyre-] fwd from sophie redele
Cristiano Bianchi wrote:
> > and showed to me what i was to become.
> A nut?
> :-) Cristiano
> PS Beautyful story!
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> > [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of John Klima
> > Sent: 28 March 2002 07:19
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> > Subject: Re: [-empyre-] fwd from sophie redele
> > 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.
> > j
> > >
> > > 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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