This video picks up the Creative October Challenge from where we left off last week! If this is your first time here, this is a collaboration with my friend, artist and supporter Fuji Hoffmann — we’ve been challenging each other to try out different methods and processes throughout the month of October and share the results on my blog.
My last challenge to him boldly sent his mind where it had not gone before — an emotional/cognitive state he now generously shares with us through his video-editing art:
This is my next challenge to Fuji along our Creative October 🙂 Although it has at least one very elegant mathematical solution (which i’ll share afterwards for those of you who may not know what i’m talking about), i’m especially curious about how a bold artist like Fuji might approach it!
In the video, which wound up getting much longer than i’d have liked, i also spend some time motivating the challenge by questioning the concept of ‘performance’ (in art) — what is it? Does a performance happen on stage, or in the spectator’s subjective experience, as many illusionists will say? To what extent is it a secret (and different) exchange, in public, between artist and each audience member?