Responses

Dear Marie, Two weeks ago, you gave birth at home to our second child. Please allow this laconic sentence to pay tribute to your achievement.  My task, intended to close, though hardly to complete, our project, was triggered when you went into labour. You asked me to create some sort...

Dear Marie,  Here is the response to your task, followed by a commentary.   Response (Anger Fifties)   Brother, I love you,   but can we sit down with someone  (a therapist maybe)   about how you attacked me   last night in your kitchen   posturing like a gammon,   like a thug?  ...

Dear Alan,  Thanks for your task and the opportunity for one last dance for our big project.   A couple of weeks back you gave a talk about our project at The Ohio State University and I wanted to respond to an issue that was flagged up by your audience in the Q&A....

Dear Marie, This response has taken much longer than it should have. Partly, this is because I have been away for two weeks, visiting several cities in the United States and teaching at The Ohio State University (OSU). Your time, or more precisely your energy, is not your own when...

Dear Alan, Thanks for Task 47 – And Again. I feel back on track! I took your image-score and the time-record that you produced for Response 46 – A day in the Space of Lifeas a starting point for my exploration. The itinerary created by the time record and the...

Dear Marie, Did I put us on the wrong track with Response 44? You didn’t enjoy the task that grew from it, and I haven’t thrived in responding to the repeated task here. The idea with this current response and the task it will generate is to return to what...

Dear Alan, Thanks for Task 45 – Carnival Geography. I decided to name my response to this task tripped up by documentation, because this was my underlying feeling while resolving the task. I was excited with your idea for the score, using the map-drawing made by Erin Pickles as a score....

Dear Marie, When we were delayed in Stansted Airport in a heatwave waiting for a flight to Ireland a couple of weeks ago, I started reading an essay by Johanna Drucker, an author who I think of as part of ‘critical’ digital humanities, called ‘Humanities Approaches to Graphical Display’ (Digital...

Dear Alan, Thanks for Task 43 – The Banality of Pregnancy Task 43 – The Banality of Pregnancy. Inspired by your excellent and satisfying Response 42 – Studies for a Self-portrait executed in our bubble-gum green chair, I made the response you can see further below. The process I have...

Dear Marie, I’ve never been a fan of Francis Bacon. That’s not to say that I don’t feel the power of his work, but I can find it facile and macho. Bacon has sometimes been opposed to David Hockney, and I’ve always preferred the latter. I like how Hockney engages...