Monday, April 5, 2021
Residency 1, Day 10: 'We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.' - Maya Angelo
Though I began by recording the entire walk to the studio with the sun behind me casting shadows and all sorts, today was a slightly-lacking-in-motivation-day. It involved getting side-tracked but, in retrospect, with stuff that is of interest. A quick and dirty subverting of those almost automatic responses people give to stories on Instagram and Facebook, as soon as anyone posts something vaguely spectacular or more often utterly clichéd, is easily connectable with the Sign of the Times billboard posters still up in Skibbereen. The name for that series certainly is appropriate! What was meant to go up for one year in 2019 has been there for two thanks to Coronavirus. See https://www.mocksim.org/shows/sign-of-the-times-2019-20.htm and https://www.mocksim.org/works/have-a-great-time.-cool!-grand.-(billboard).htm and https://issuu.com/visualartistsireland/docs/van_ja_2020__print_/36. See it on Streetview even. The new 'work' was posted here https://www.facebook.com/mick.ogabbaun/posts/2580272718783754 and here https://www.instagram.com/p/CNSI9eFFNYS/ and in Facebook and Instagram Stories too and maybe Twitter. Just to say, I've been using Chrome Remote Desktop between three machines/devices and it works very well: thanks to Julian Weaver for the insights. Other things were done today, accidents happened, but I can't be bothered referring to every dot and comma, nor do I want to share all. Ugly. Vomit Inducing!! Hate it!