My artwork Collage with a Wild Watermelon Line (2015, mixed media on fiberboard, 68 cm x 88 cm) was the... Read More
My artwork Collage with a Wild Watermelon Line (2015, mixed media on fiberboard, 68 cm x 88 cm) was the starting point for the project. Please see attached file.
I describe the collage in 9 short phrases referring to its elements and the overall composition:
Three rising lines
Wild watermelon color
Composition with chords
Then I pick a random stranger in a web text chat* and start a conversation with them, sending the 9 phrases one by one. Next phrase from the list is sent to the conversation partner only after their reply to the previous one.
As soon as the partner in conversation replies to all of the 9 phrases, I send them the web link to the original collage.
Replies that aim at conventional making acquaintance are sorted out.
Any set of replies, even random replies, that shows the conversation partner has joined in the game, is accepted as a text inversion variation (instance) of my collage.
Through this project, I study the variety of feedback, the step-by-step process of communication, the readiness to learn, the figuring out an “elephant” through his feet, trunk, tail, etc.
(*) I used the following text chat services in my project: