And that is the fun of it all, the fact that with each installation, each published word, each proverbial sticking of ones neck out there, that no one knows how it will be received. We all find ourselves sitting the next morning like Betty Davis, reading the reviews to the previous nights opening, completely dismissive but aware of the effect it may have on each of our lives in the short term. Great reviews are fantastic, but not needed. When the work has been done, the true insightful work of pushing some sort of internal boundary, success is found no matter whom or whomever may say one way or the other.
Yet, it seems that was a part of the world that existed 20 years ago, when the era of instant access, the ever present ‘Now’ pushed in at ever single moment. Now, it is all about constant contact, 24 hrs a day, 365 days including those every four years that make it 366. But I contest that model, there is a life that belongs to only me, which isn’t meant to be parceled out with ever status update, nor twitter. There is a huge amount of life that is lived without anyone or anything present to witness or comment on it.
And so tomorrow a show will be put up. Regardless of what any one may think, critic or the biggest fan, it is what it is. More current than a text could convey, more realistic than any status update ever could be. I hope you are present, and are a part of it all.