Cloud Conversation 2: Blind Ambition
Blind Ambition- Workshop
Listen to the Cloud Conversation here.
Listen to a preview here.
Anne Murray and Virginia Mallon
Sunday, September 4th, 2-3pm EDT
Flux Factory- New York City, a part of the Artificial Retirement show
Address: 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Composed of a round table discussion with contemporary and emerging artists: Virginia Mallon, Anne Murray, Seren Morey, Katarina Rasic, Joshua Dylan Rubin, and Sylvia Arthur, on the crucial needs of artists that arise from adversity along with the intentional cultivation of a blind eye. Artist, Virginia Mallon, will lead this introduction and discussion with ways to utilize alternate methods, vision, and failure to add to the poetic drive of their work.
The artist led discussion, Blind Ambition, entails a conversation about what drives work, ambition, and how failure can be transformed into thematic and emotional success.
Each artist answers a set of questions based on the theme of imperfection and failure, and then poses questions to each other on the significance of their work and how they have handled adverse reactions to process and theme.
These questions, answered on a virtual platform, are then discussed in a themed workshop offered in New York and virtually with other contemporary artists facing similar challenges.
The conversation will include dialogue…
How do you as an artist define your work in terms of success and failure, and what methods have you used to deal with rejection?
On staying the course….
How does your series relate to the Artificial Retirement theme? How has your own “blind” eye helped keep you on course when facing adversity?
On the artistic experience….
As an artist, what are some of the challenges you face on a day-to-day basis?
On capitalizing on errors, malfunctions, imperfections and destruction….
Has the use or misuse of traditional forms and mediums added value to your artwork and how has this malfunction driven the poetic aspects of the project with unintended beauty added as the result of errors?
Visiting by subway: We are located on street level near several wheelchair-accessible subway stops.
7, N, and Q trains to Queensboro Plaza
E, M, and R trains to Queens Plaza
N and Q trains to 39th Ave
F train 21st St. Queensbridge
Visiting by bicycle: If you are riding from Manhattan over the Queensboro bridge, follow the bicycle path, and turn left onto our street, 29th Street. If you are riding from Brooklyn over the Pulaski bridge, used the shared bicycle/pedestrian path on the West side of the bridge. After reaching Queens, continue North on 11th Street, turn right on 44th drive, left on 23rd street, and pass under the Queensboro Bridge and turn right onto the bike path, then turn right on 29th Street. Avoid riding on Jackson Avenue or Queens Plaza South.
Visiting by car: Parking near Flux is very difficult – driving here is not recommended.
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