Submitted by nathalie miebach on Fri, 10/31/2008 - 23:46
(from email correspondence 10/12/08)
Hello Bonnie & Nova,
In all the enthusiasm to finally have a chance to begin sharing with you what's been ticking in my head, I forgot the most important part - the observation journal I have started for this project. I have also started building a sculpture, based on the data I have already collected here. I'll bring all that on Tuesday. IF Bonnie's studio situation works out (did you get my last email?), I might make that my Berwick studio for the residency.
My reading list of late has included:
Emergence - Stephen Johnson (about complexity theory)
Also love the following books:
Einstein's Dreams - Alan Lightman (non-fiction / fiction)
I also have a weakness for detective novels, which replace TV for me.
I have this list of people I carry in my mind with whom, if I could, would like to have a beer with. Obviously this isn't realistic, since some of them are already dead. But, nonetheless, they intrigue me for one reason or another and would love to hear them speak. Many of them are not artists and even those who are, don't necessarily make art I like. It's more their thinking that I find interesting:
Agnes Denes - her drawings on thoughts and equating the evolution of thoughts to the ways crystals grow.
On Tuesday, I will bring you both copies of Steve Reich music as well as the article I mentioned by Peter Galison called "Data Scatter into Images, Images Scatter into Data". I'll also set up some stuff in my studio area for folks to look at - notebooks, sculptures, things in progress.
See you Tuesday,