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From: Paul Davis <paul@ten-20.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2001 10:48:47 +0100
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Hi All,

I am in the process of launching a new project (late May I hope) part of
that project is going to be an Art Gallery.

This idea is not new I know, Kynn tried an exercise in describing pictures
last year. However, I wish to take up an idea first tried by Yoko Ono in the
seventies, and more recently by a group of Art Students in the north of

'Constructing pictures in your mind'.

My first reaction whilst reading the write up of the student's exhibition
was here was another group of students conning the art world out of
thousands of 's  for producing something lacking any real skill. Then I
thought again.

It takes picture describing one step further. In other words there is no
picture to describe, just describing words used to form a picture in the
readers mind. It is quite a challenge. Covered before by this group I am
sure. But no apologies as it is new to me.

One of the exhibits was " A gold sphere on a black background "

Fine if you are (or have been) sighted. Closed eyes can conjure up the
colour. But closed eyes to a blind person from birth is effectively a
"double whammy" as they suffer colour blindness as well. How do you describe
a colour? As a mood, a feeling, hot or cold, a sound? The expression of "red
with rage" has always confused me as I feel purple and black when I lose it.
(oops! not sure what Freud would have said about that)

Any potential exhibitors on this list that would like to hang their work in
my new gallery? It can have a link to your site if you wish it.........just
by way of an incentive!!!!!!

I am thinking of calling the exhibition "Drinking tea from an empty cup"

any takers?
Paul Davis
http://www.ten-20.com The portal website for disabled people and associated
Received on Thursday, 5 April 2001 05:46:07 UTC

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