Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A day in the life

We received a call for papers from Massey University's Litmus Research Initiative for their One Day Sculpture Conference in March 2009. At 20 minutes each they obviously intend to get through a swag of papers which has to be good for CV-building. Teachers at tertiary institutions need this sort of exposure for their research credentials on which hang all that good stuff like sabbaticals, lighter teaching loads, funding etc. Indeed the whole One Day phenomenon seems dedicated to a kind of art activity that has finally managed to get rid of that pesky interference in the fun: the audience.

Reading through the material we noticed that one of the subjects they hope to discuss is, “The ways in which conventional notions of permanency and monumentality are being challenged.” Historically of course, it’s been by ropes, and dynamite, and crowds.