Here comes Fuji, once again giving me an amazing opportunity to activate sidelined systems in my brain in the context of adventure — and also sharing some of his jolly mischief with electronic components and noise:
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?
A little over a week ago, my friend Fuji challenged me to write a song using exclusively items from my kitchen. This was an incredible opportunity for me to mesh two of my greatest passions — music and adventure!
In the video below i talk a bit about my process throughout the challenge, presenting the results at the end. If you just want to hear the song, it starts at 2:35 🙂 Enjoy!
Fuji and i have been challenging each other throughout the month of October to experiment with different habits and create something new every week — if you’ve missed it, we explain the idea in Fuji & Mika #0 — Creative October Challenge. Our next challenges to each other will be posted tomorrow!
“I have a great admiration for the cinema, sometimes I see a clip, and I want to watch that five seconds over and over and over. My entrance into video editing is of course as a novice. A beginner, as I try to figure out what does this do, and this. I also bring my sensitivity as a choreographer into it. Repetition, variation, nuance, contrast… Always fun to put knowledge into use in new medias. If you are aware that you know nothing, you always learn something new :)”
Thanks for sharing, Fuji — knowing a bit about your process makes me appreciate it a lot more 😀
I’ve been enjoying this quite a bit myself — especially the unexpected opportunity to make some music 😀 Not many people know about my life’s first significant fork between music and mathematics 16 years ago (almost to the day) — while i’m probably a musician in about half the multiverses, in this one i don’t even have a single conventional music instrument at home! So, i guess i’m also glad Fuji asked me to make music from the kitchen 😉
Yes, Fuji, 7:00, Estonian Time, is fair game — this is not a sleep deprivation challenge 😉 Plus, it’s incidentally equivalent to 5:00 UTC, which i learned today stands for ‘Universal Time Coordinated’ — quite a bombastic name, huh!?
My friend, artist and supporter Fuji Hoffmann proposed we challenge each other throughout the month of October to create and share something every week — there are no editorial bounds to what we may request from each other, and i’m looking forward to what his creative mind will send my way!
The video below explains the experiment and shows our first challenge to each other. The progress, results and further challenges will be posted on my YouTube channel as they develop throughout the month, and you’re invited to head over there and subscribe to stay in the loop 😉