Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cloud City

Rehearsal with Pamela yesterday. Perfect. Jon Campbell and I have written a song together, and we're going to premiere it at my opening at Daine Singer. The song is called 'Art School' and you'll simply have to wait and see, or in this case, wait and listen, to hear it on the 8th of June.

I'm also working on another project, if you can believe that, where I'm to make a work for a show based on colour. I'm going to make a painting like I usually do, but this time it's going to be dictated by the answers that people give me to a particular question. The question is "What colour am I?". I'm thinking about auras, and synesthesia - how sound can be colour, or taste can be colour etc. I'm interested to know what colour I am - that is, what colour particular individuals associate me as a person with. I will then collate the results into what percentage of each colour I am, e.g 30% blue, 40% green and 30% yellow, or whatever, and paint a painting using roughly that amount of each colour. It will be a 'self portrait'. SO basically I need your help if you're into it, just comment on this post or send me an email (minnagilligan@hotmail.com) with what colour you think I am! Easy peasy!

Image I scanned from 'Better Homes and Gardens: Flower Arranging' Pink and red are the vibes at the moment.
Relatively new collage stuff
A totally meta self portrait of sorts. I couldn't resist cutting out the picture of myself and using it for a work
Tavi interviewed Emma Watson for Rookie Mag, and I got to illustrate it! Check out the interview here: http://rookiemag.com/2013/05/emma-watson-interview/
Went to the Savers 50% off sale and bought this stuff. My expectations were low so I was pretty pleased!
So that's been my life for the past few days. Hours are creeping by quickly under my nose and the week's already almost over. I begin install on the weekend and can't quite believe it. Winter's coming and this exact time last year I was in New York on the rooftop at the MET, navigating alone Tomás Saraceno's work 'Cloud City', catching my reflection occasionally and thinking about life 'n' love, and how amazing it is that you can travel half way across the world in a matter of hours - how easy it is to be physically far away from the bubble that is everything you've ever known, and yet still harbor an enormous amount of home.

Here is a picture I took of me in 'Cloud City' last May. I remember exactly how I felt and what I was thinking.


10 comments:

  1. The colour self portrait sounds so cool!

    I think you are orange, but like that 70's warm orange.

    But then again I think you could be red or pink, definitely warm colours

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    1. Thanks so much beautiful Celia! XXX

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  2. i think you are pink and yellow and grey

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    1. Thanks for your answer Domenic! :D

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    1. Woo hoo thanks Kirrilee! X X X X X

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  4. Flamingo Pink :)

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