is the title of a new body of work/experiments.

The inspiration for the title and theme of this work comes from a conversation with artist Martin Creed during a talk/performance he gave at the AUCB early this year. Its was very engaging and funny but also quite annoying because Creed is very illusive with his answers and it was hard to tell whether the persona he enacted in front of us was at all genuine… rubbing his head a lot, pacing back and fore in silence and struggling for answers and coming across like he thinks he is a failure… having seen other interviews of his on TV, I think Creed is very clever performer that relies on an audience or interviewer doing a lot of work ascertain worth and meaning from his seemingly straightforward and profound answers which can seem at odds with the work he has made.

Anyway doesn’t really matter what I think of him and his work, it was one answer he gave to why he made art that sparked my work now… it went along the lines of ‘everything I do is an experiment to make my life better’ which is a very logical reason to do things, I think most things people do is for this purpose although this aim is not always at the forfront of peoples thoughts and people aren’t logical.

from www.martincreed.com

For Creed that answer maybe sincere but what he actually make is always pieces of fine art… I like much of his work and simplicity of many of his proccesses of creating but how do you come up with putting blue tack on a wall if that was your aim and most his pieces don’t seem they would change someones life for the better… I guess an artists need to make things is fulfiled by making things which makes life better… and some of the cathartic and methodic nature of his work perhaps allows him to use his personal traits  productivly… whatever it is for him… I am not gonna focus on the production of art objects and these experiments don’t have much relation to art… they will merely be my attemps to make life better… prodominatly my life.

any suggestions are welcome!

The biggest news of today is The Mighty Tshirt Endeavor. Which is even larger than it sounds.

So we’re looking to sell tshirts to make money for shop. This means initially putting in a large amount of money for an even bigger return. which = pressure for my designs to sell. So …here we go.

For 60 tees, in 6 different sizes it will cost £139.something, so each tshirt will cost £2.316666666forever

And if we sell them for £10 we can make £460 profit for shop.

-That’s if we sell 60 tees before it happens. But! It will mean making a profit for the collective to use in the future.

fred-hi says: (22:17:42)
and maybe [we] should think about canvas bag[s]

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http://shop.thecleverbaggers.co.uk/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=82&idproduct=878

£29.30 for 30 bags. including p&p

I have begun putting my sketches into Illustrator and tracing them to make vector quality designs. So far, they don’t look very good, but i’m working on them. Aiming to have 6 different designs in total, to go onto screens to be printed using the method of silkscreening.

And have a large number of tshirts printed and ready to sell before the 13th of Feb…!

-We plan to sell them at Beat Redemption and Stitch at 60 Million Postcards.

checking out the competition: http://sharkbait.bigcartel.com/

Also um um um…

I’m going to try to finish the products i previously mentioned, by putting barcodes onto them and getting them spell checked. exciting.

Patrick’s gunna be working on a ‘posh’ net for Instant Fame. It might be a pentagon shape or something sexy.

That’s all for now

x ellie