Working from yesterday's rough, here is the next version:
Art work is commonly thought of some thing that communicates, or conveys meaning. The art object is often judged to be a good work based upon how well it brings meaning to the viewer.
I would like to look at other components of what I'll call the art experience that also lends meaning.
In particular, I would like to draw one's attention to the title of an object as a prime component in an art work's communciation of meaning to the viewer.
In this exhibition, I am using several techniques to diminish the importance of the object and to draw one's attention to the title.
By having the exhibition created by another, I am distancing the Artist from the work. This distance shows that the artist is not closely associated to these particular objects. The artist did not directly confer special meaning on these particular things.
Using repetitive forms/objects, but different titles, shows the less importance of each object.
Since the exhibition can be going on in many locations at the same time, indeed without even the knowledge of simultaneous showings, the objects, and even the exhibiton itself, are further devoid of individual physicality...yet the titles remain.
The titles themselves include references to the different types they are, how they were created. Thus, they point to themselves as things of consideration.
That's looking pretty good...not too long, but with enough there to tell about what I am doing.
For the titles I am thinking of going with something just like my post on title types:
The Sea Awaits - Evocative
Processes based, Interactive, Internet, Art - Expository
Opus 3 - Classification
Untitled - Decline to State
Installer title for piece ___________ - Interactive
Check John-Norris.Net for title - Changeable
shaking, slowly, fruits romping
dockyard flees, agile
- Random (courtesy of the Genuine Haiku Generator, http://www.everypoet.com/haiku/default.htm)
That's an eight mug show....we'll see if we like those titles tomorrow.
Now what to title the whole show?