This might be the last post of the evening- possibly. Sorry for the sudden rash of posts, i'd got a lot stored up and when I realised that my deadline for my log book was tomorrow I thought I should probably post some more of them! This post shows some of my thinking towards what my MA project might be- from out of the chaos comes...something? At the moment i'm very conflicted and confused still about where i'm heading with this. My curatorial roots are in DIY and underground art, but I think I secretly yearn, not for the white cube, but for the clean gallery space.
I'm not sure I want to squat an empty building, make a gallery in a basement, not make any money any more. I think perhaps what I want is to be able to make a living doing this, rather than using my money to support other people. That was what I did before, and it's one (amongst many) reasons I have big debts now- I thought it was important to give people a voice and somewhere to show their work, without thinking that maybe it was important for me to be able to survive too.
It's all about longevity, legacy, sustainability- what good is a project if we all burn out after 3 weeks/3months/ 3 years? Is there a problem with a project that only runs for a short time? Is there a way to keep my punk rock credentials and make money? Do I want to sell out? To be honest I was never that punk rock anyway...