Truth vs Sincerity
From the crowd: “I’d like to know if you could perhaps define the difference between truth and sincerity” Lola: “Truth and fiction and sincerity = I think the truth is very plastic. I think less in terms of sincerity than of authenticity. I try to reside in the realm of the authentic, rather than specifically the ‘truth’.” #pdsnews
From the crowd: “What’s the process of getting people knowledgeable about the history and process of creating when you’re in a location that it currently doesn’t exist in your area?” Glenn: “It’s very difficult when you’re in a community that doesn’t currently have an established group” “If you are thinking locally, then I think...
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The Art of Not Making
Glenn: “The Art of Not Making” has a lot of great ideas around the idea of outsourcing work. Has no images of anyone making anything. http://www.amazon.com/Art-Not-Making-Artisan-Relationship/dp/0500238820/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1306524628&sr=1-1 #pdsnews
Skillful making question
Question from the crown - Kim: “Do you have any comments about the value of skillful making?” Glenn: “This book the Intangibilities of Form makes a very complicated case for it.” http://www.amazon.com/Intangibilities-Form-Skill-Deskilling-Readymade/dp/1844671674/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1306524322&sr=1-1 “You could say that it’s not so...
Questions to Glenn
Is there a place or opportunity for use to turn that around and learn? (with regards to techniques in trickery and narrative via advertising) Glenn: “There is a very strong tradition of thinking of Craft as intimitely intertwined with storytelling and narrative.” “I don’t necessarily think we have something to learn from advertising” “However, I think...
Question to Lola - Collection & Obsession
From the crowd: Could you talk about the idea of accumulating and obsession in your work and why it is important? Lola: “I am literally inches away from being a horder” “I fall in love with objects, and with that love comes an anxiety of loss. Part of me believes that if I keep getting things, losing one won’t matter.” “People have asked me before about...
To Glenn Adamson: What is your role in Journal of American Craft? Glenn: Works in an editorial capability and is involved in the academic publishing side of things. Helping to support academics in the field and expose artists to a different perspective than just the image rich nature of many publications. Favorite objects in the VNA museum?: In terms of what is coming up to the VNA soon - The...
And we're off!
Harriete Estel Berman has kicked off the discussion! Harriete and
Glenn Adamson, Thinking through Craft →
A link to Glenn’s book on Amazon.com
Glenn Adamson, Academia.edu →
Lola Brooks at Sienna Gallery →
Lola Brooks on Facebook →
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Lunch with Glenn Adamson and Lola Brooks
Just a quick note: We will be testing out live-blogging today over the lunch discussion with Glenn Adamson and Lola Brooks. Check in with us at 12:00-1:00pm PT for more!