Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Walking the line between genius and insanity

Sorry I havent updated in a while, I've been crazy busy lately. I've had barely any time to myself in the last two weeks or so. Who'd have thought that six classes would be so time consuming?

This Sunday I'm going to write my next "contemplations" piece but for right now I thought I would share my next big project with everyone and hopefully get some feedback. Remember back in elementary school when you would smear Elmer's Glue on your hand and then let it dry so you could peel it off like a layer of dead skin? Well I recently decided that I am going to cover the majority of my entire body in several layers of glue! You might be saying to yourself, "Thats just....insane". Precisely! My creativity teacher just gave us our next project in which we have to do something that an insane person would do. Something that in the service to a higher power, in this case art. However, this is just one of my ideas. The project isn't due for about five weeks so rather than do one project like most people, I'm planning on doing one per week as well as one on going project that I do everyday. Thus far I have the glue idea for sure (I'll go to class on the day everything is due covered in dry glue). I also want to do something with my video camera and projector. For example, setting up the camera in the hallway and feeding video to my projector which is outside and displaying the image on the wall so it looks like you can see through it. For the long term, I first considered saving five weeks worth of urine, but Howard Hughes already did it.

4 comments:

Corinne said...

Be SURE that you shave or wax before hand because its going to hurt like a bitch when you peel it off! Just my two cents.

Jimmy said...

like i told you the other night, you should try to peel it off in one piece, one exoskeleton. Then take it wherever you go and introduce it to people and stuff. A crazy person would do that, wouldn't they? I like the wall idea. You should peel the glue off in chunks and throw it at people yelling "go web go". hmm other crazy ideas...living life in slow motion? living, walking, and talking like a pirate? be super paranoid of like everything? develop a "tick" of some sort? keep sandwhiches in your pants and constantly take them out and offer them to people (you could be a real life baggin' saggin' barry)? don't shave or get your haircut and develop a sort of unibomber look no matter what you do. stamp a happy face on your head like charlie manson in that southpark episode? remember to flail at all times. carry a remote with you at all times and like try to turn people off or fast foward things? why can't i have fun projects? you know what I'm doing right now, I'm studying what molecules and their mirror images look like. i h8 u

andy said...

I like many of Jimmy's ideas. To expand on a few: use the exoskeleton like a ventriquist puppet (or attempt to) or attempt to use people around you as ventriliquist dummies, for the sandwich, I think egg salad would be best. Life in slow motion is good. Kudos if you do it non-stop. Would be weird to come out of it though...I'd like to try that someday. You can film yourself doing something crazy, ala that fast food guy...steal someone's identity, uggh..telemarketer's suck...i'm back. it is a cool project. I'm sure you'll think of some good stuff, otherwise i recommend asking real crazy people.

Jimmy said...

take a note pad to your local crazy person sanctuary and take it all in. then mimic. and yes I agree with what andy said, video tape everything. we can submit it to americas funniest home videos and become friends with bob saget and maybe get a guest star role on full house and now cuz the olson twins are over 18 we can have a threesome with them well actually maybe not a threesome i'd be afraid of breaking the anarexic coke whore one which one is that by the way or is it both of them now dammit i wanted to have a threesome with them but not if i could play their ribcage like a xylophone cuz that's just wrong cuz anarexia or however you spell it its bad and it turns hot fuckable potential threesome chicks into xylophones which is a cool instrument if you're 4 and you don't know how to use your "instrument" yet god wouldn't it be great to be young again then you wouldn't have to worry about threesomes with the olson twins because they would just have cooties you could just go outside and play no cooties or anarexic whores waka waka doo doo yeah