Remember me on this computer
Patricia Carmo
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
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h.800cm w.600cm d.1cm
Completed
Dec 2013
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Patricia's Description: Artprocess ist an awesome platform! Thank you, John Paul

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JP
2013-12-22 16:43

Haha! That's such an outlandish upload that has got me thinking though. Why keep calm? My interpretation is ap has gone through too many years of austerity - no new site development, no new initiatives; that it seems always on the point of disappearing from the internet. For this I have to sincerly apologise to all artists here. Nevertheless Patricia your "keep calm" is a much appreciated message for us to be patient that it won't always be like this. On a personal note, I'm waiting for my youngest son to complete high school and start university in 2015 so I can FINALLY quit my dishwashing job, return to Ireland, and start encouraging ap artists on collective projects. Happily relationships with Antonio Sammartano in Trapani are still good and I'd love to ask you all to help us plan a new ap event in that beautiful place. I haven't returned since our first group show in 2007, but I know he's extremely active in building a strong foundation there as a contemporary art venue. Some of you will remember that our get-together there wasn't exactly easy, but with the passing years, we're more experienced now and if we can join forces to design and plan together a kick-ass show, then it'll be one of a series of events for all to remember.
Unfortunately I have to ask you to be a little more patient - things will improve; ap in the end is all of us who want to build a simple alternative for practicing artists today, and I promise you that together we will pull out the stops to do significant exhibitions. I am absolutely convinced that we have great artists amongst us who are eager to communicate their struggle and (more importantly) willing to share with others, thus allowing us to produce real quality and meaningful statements for our generation. In conclusion, ArtProcess still has a lot to do before it calls it a day.
As for the love jp :o) haha! I'm bowled over by your kindness, but really ap will never succeed until it becomes we, contemporary artists working together, so that one day it must read "Love ArtProcess - Our Project".

Kristina
2013-12-22 20:52

Wonderful Patricia !

Patricia
2013-12-23 05:01

"Working on art is nice, but it's a hell of work" could be a translation of a German expression Christina uses a lot. I think we all have our very productive times, and our "inside, invisible" production times and all this envolves a lot of patience and many times, it means watiting.
The 2007 project was an awsome experience and I won't get into details how happy I was to get in touch with everyone who had his/her hands on hammer/nails, or just stood there like me, unable of doing anything properly, holding a wall so that someone could fix it to the ground. Unfortunately, I also never went back to Trapani, even if I was convinced I'd soon would.
Today I finally got to upload some pictures of a performace that became clearer to me in 2006 on a log project here. This performace was actually realised on May 2012. So, again, I'd like to thank you, because I'm so absolutely positive sure about how AP has been helping me out all these years to think and re-think my work, even if I haven't been as active as I wish I'd have.
As to another get-together project, I'm sure it will happen when the right time has come.

Hanjo
2014-01-01 13:15

Well yes, the old Karl Valentin Quotation. Funny yet absolutely true like John Paul’s remark that AP is just as good or bad as we are who form it. There have been several attempts to bring back the high time of the web site during 2007 and 2008 or maybe even 2009. But it always weren’t enough people to push the blood through the veins properly. So if there is a will, I’ll praise JP’s suggestion to make Trapani a kind of septinale or whatever. And of course I would love to show my huge „Gehäuse“ series in a venue like the old prison.
As to visiting Trapani, Trapani is no place to be there just alone. It’s a place to be there in a group of friends, embracing each other, talking into the night during a wonderful meal at the harbour restaurant and having lots of delicious cappuccinos over the day while stroling through the old and well remembered streets. So what we should do at least is a reunion for say two days of the old gang somewhen in summer when the heat is on. So my dear JP, put me on top of the list for that encounter . . .

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