ask me about Public Poster Workshop.
What about the Public Poster Workshop?
Ok, just kidding. I'll ask you when I see you.
This email dialogue is a perfect example of how to activate dialogue.
Maybe it's as simple as telling a person to engage rather than asking them to. But then theres the bait, the assumption that there is something worthwhile begging to be asked about. There's also an ambiguous title, mysterious, sterile...I saw something similar in the art office today. A swiss (style) poster for an art show. Everything within a tight grid, an unassuming sans serif. The perfection of it was too much to handle, I was suddenly in the midst of a mike mills commercial. But it got me through the doors.
Back to the title. The generic is so suspicious. But the vaguer the sexier.
Back to the dialogue. Like Soul II Soul, back to life, back to reality. Power. How do you consider the power of text and images? Is it irresponsible to want to move people in every gesture or is it comforting to help guide them seamlessly along the way, the status quo per se. As was discussed in Cameron's post, subjectivity may or may not always be the case, but if we are not, then are we not flexing our voice to its full potential? Having experimented last semester with unfamiliar methods to generate form, while they all enhance the skills of my practice, there is often little more than the frame work to ingest. The voice is lost.
But what about the PLAY factor? Are we not able to seek honest public interaction for the sake of a social dialogue, as a measure of current cultural behavior? How do older methods of production affect the level of accessibility? Am I stubborn to question the obsolescence of familiar mediums? Another discussion indeed.
In the end it's back to the old game show, "What's my Statement?". Has it gotten any clearer? I'd like to think so.