imagine if girls used the same style of joke to degrade men like “cool story bro now go chop some lumber”GO CHOP SOME LUMBER
"what r u doing out of the garage go fix my car"
"Don’t you have something to fix somewhere."
IM A TEENAGER I WANNA BE DANGEROUS I WANNA DO SOMETHING CRAZY I WANNA GO STEAL A TRAFFIC LIGHT
AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO THOUGHT TRAFFIC LIGHTS WERE A LOT SMALLER
YOU THINK THAT’S BIG?? CHECK OUT THIS STOP SIGN I JUST GRABBED
STOP STEALING ROAD NAVIGATIONAL ESSENTIALS.
No but seriously missing stop signs can cause accidents and death. (There was an awesome book written about the guilt a girl feels when she realized a family died because she stole a stop sign). Steal street name signs instead, or signs that will have less of an impact if they go missing!
Tips not tricks from the trade
Monday saw a really great talk organised by Made in Arts London, on ‘Promoting & Selling New Media, Moving Image, Performance and Installation Art.’
Whilst the talk was predominantly focused on promoting, selling and sustaining these practices, one member of the audience asked a really useful question: what practical advice could this impressive panel* offer students for now, before they have gallery affiliation and friends in high places?
The answers went a little bit like this…
Value yourself and your practice. There is a perception that when you leave college you have nothing – but you do have your practice, and that might be what a gallery (or commissioner, or employer) is looking for.
But have valuable conversations with people about your shared interests – not “look at my work” – and it’s important to find the right people and contexts for these conversations.
It’s entirely likely that these conversations will be happening over email. Don’t be afraid to ask people for their time – but it’s about what you’re asking, what you’re offering, and how you ask. Panelist Anna Gritz from the South London Gallery responds well to carefully worded emails like; “I see you did this, which crosses over with my interest here, would it be possible to meet for a coffee?”