Hello world. It has been a while since I uploaded stories with the sculpture. Last week I set it up in Marseille, and had a really confusing time explaining how to interact with the sculpture. My french is broken, and there was some confusion. In the end I scrapped all of the recordings, because it got so jumbled that I didn’t find much worth to it. After that I spent some time writing up a description of the project in French, that explained how to interact with the sculpture. Yesterday, I set it up again and had a much more easy time explaining the project, but If I talked to 6 people, 4 would be interested, but only 1 will record something. Maybe 3 will want to listen to other people. I don’t really like making umbrella statements about the way different cultures are, they always seem to miss some of the meat of reality, but it is very different then other places I have done a version of this project. In Paris, people were more open and thought the Idea was “tres poetic” but Marseille it was just confusing. I set it up in another town last night, Cassis, and had some success. I feel like the unrecorded interactions that I have because of the project help in my objective as much as the recorded ones. My goal, in a way, is to disrupt normal life with art. Whether I record people or not, I am doing that, to some degree. Cassis is a seaside town, and I recorded people in a casual square in the center of town. It was great.
I have been living at the house of a man who is a potter, working on a sculpture. I am including some photos of the sculpture. It is nice to get my hands dirty, and I look forward to firing it. There is a lot of ceramic art here, and it is really inspiring.