Friday, 4 July 2008
Help me with Cyber Fyber
Very exciting - just been 'talking' to Susan Lenz about the work I am putting in the Cyber Fyber exhibition. Do go to her blog and see her video of her exhibition. Wonderful work. http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2008/06/blog-post.html
I'm going to send my Genetics of the Fruit Bowl piece which you have all seen (if not look at the labels). This was based on the keeping qualities of fruit and why apples now keep so well. It was based on ideas about modified DNA and so on.
I am going to make a new textile for the exhibition based on The Genetics of the World Wide Web. It seems to me that there is a real correlation between the web and the concept of DNA - think genetic codes and binary codes, the zip of synapse compared with the zoom of emails around the world. Enough of the concept - you get the picture.
What I want to include is text about what makes a blogger and I think it would be fun if lots of comments from you all could be included. We'll make this piece together! I can't guarantee that all the words will be readable, as the technique I plan to use distresses the fabric. But I will copy and paste everything you all say and include it.
So loads of comments please on what characteristics make up the generous, colourful world of the blogger, or any other thoughts on blogging - has it changed your life? It has mine in many ways - never had so many mates!
I also plan to digitise and stitch out some of the little pics that people use when they comment. They won't really be recognisable but let me know if you don't want yours used. You'll find the Cyber Fyber exhibition details on http://cyberfyberexhibition.blogspot.com/