inter-media collaboration February 25, 2006 1:00 PM   Subscribe

Artists in every media, I'm thinking about the creative process, generating ideas for inter-media (is there such a word?) collaboration, and where abstract art originates.
posted by Julia Gill to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:00 PM (25 comments total)

Sounds like a question for Ask Metafilter.
posted by furtive at 1:04 PM on February 25, 2006

I'm thinking about eating lunch. Also, whether to go see "Shopgirl' this evening at the Laurelhurst Theater.
posted by dersins at 1:06 PM on February 25, 2006

I don't think she has given voice to a question yet, furtive.
posted by mischief at 1:08 PM on February 25, 2006

Maybe this is the abstract art.
posted by cillit bang at 1:12 PM on February 25, 2006

Behold and lo, verily unto thee I do craft this response. Full of wit, fleeting in to the ether go I! Avast and ahoy! Truly tis' art. And yet what it is not, no one knows.

posted by blue_beetle at 1:12 PM on February 25, 2006

what is up with these weird metatalk posts? I know these people can read or they wouldn't be able to type their questions (statements?). Odd.
posted by puke & cry at 1:17 PM on February 25, 2006

I find it amusing to pretend that superficial social interactions are 'performance art'.
posted by grouse at 1:19 PM on February 25, 2006

dersins, come down to the 5:30 screening of Harry Potter at the Bagdad. You can meet my parents.

posted by cortex at 1:23 PM on February 25, 2006

Hi Julia, I'm not sure what you're after here. MetaTalk is pretty much for talking about things that are MetaFilter related. If you're looking at getting together with other MeFites, you have to be a bit more explicit, and "gatherings" in this context applies much more to real life. If you have a question you should head over to Ask Metafilter [link at the top of the page] and ask it there, but be sure to read the guidelines before posting.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:24 PM on February 25, 2006

or Projects, if you have something you've already started or want to.
posted by amberglow at 1:26 PM on February 25, 2006

The creative gestalt can be triggered by the simple jusxtaposition of unfamiliar or unusual items, people, places or sensations.

For example, I just took a not insignificant amount of acid, and am currently happily sitting naked in a bathtub filled to overflowing with terribly dangerous poison arrow tree frogs. The danger and thrill is palpable. I'm literally quaking in luscious terror. The amount of adrenalin coursing through my system right now could drop an elephant. I can see each vein in the back of my hand pulsing with the force of it.

As a result of this intentional cross-juxtaposition and self-inflicted psychic terror I've come up with a novel idea for an art installation involving pinhole photography, jello and powerful electric shocks delivered to the audience by means of cybernetically enhanced live squid. You could look for deeper meanings like "the artist is trying to express the amorphous terror the natural world feels in the presence of man and giving it a defensive voice" but you'd be dead wrong. I just like shocking people.
posted by loquacious at 1:38 PM on February 25, 2006

MetaAsk. I see a great need.
posted by hangashore at 1:45 PM on February 25, 2006

generating ideas for inter-media

i'm already generating venture capital for inter-media 2.0
posted by quonsar at 1:55 PM on February 25, 2006

*Rewrites will, leaves collection of cybernetically enhanced live squid to loquacious*
*Ventures capital I to quonsar*
posted by Cranberry at 2:18 PM on February 25, 2006

"...but you'd be dead wrong. I just like shocking people."

No, that's the aesthetic fallacy of intent. It's exactly what I think it is. I don't care what you think.

Oh, hell, I don't really believe that malarky.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 2:22 PM on February 25, 2006

You know dersins, Shopgirl is also playing at The Mission this week so really you have two (three?) choices now.
posted by blueberry at 2:28 PM on February 25, 2006

This thread is awesome.

JuliaGill, if this is meant to be a question for AskMe, there are some things you should know:

Without a more specific question being asked (I mean, VERY MUCH more specific) then asking people to just sort of chat about the origins of abstract art is considered ChatFilter and will likely be deleted. You can check the AskMe guidelines and MetaFilter wiki about what constitutes chatfilter. generally, it's just stuff with no concrete answer possible, like polling for opinions.

Also, your salutation should read "Artists of every medium:"

Also, intermedia is a word, but it's definitions do not include what you're talking about. What you're talking about is sometimes called "Integrated Arts" sometimes called "Multimedia" and sometimes called "Avant Garde," depending on who you ask and how much wanking is going on. There are likely other terms for it as well. I suspect people would know what you were talking about if you simply said "collaborations in multiple media."
posted by shmegegge at 2:28 PM on February 25, 2006

Intermedia collaboration, right. Like music and moving pictures together? HA! It will never happen!
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:29 PM on February 25, 2006

Half of what I say is meaningless
But I say it just to reach you, Julia
posted by fixedgear at 2:37 PM on February 25, 2006

“There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.”

posted by fixedgear at 2:41 PM on February 25, 2006

someone gets google's daily quotes on their homepage!
posted by shmegegge at 2:42 PM on February 25, 2006

If she's the Julia Gill who was born around 1856, no wonder she's posting a little weirdly. And Louisiana... she's probably still freaked out by Katrina. Cut her some slack. She'll be 150 this year!
posted by languagehat at 2:53 PM on February 25, 2006

Anybody for some intermediate co-aberrations?
posted by cortex at 2:56 PM on February 25, 2006

I'm thinking about art and the Artists, where generating inter-media collaboration for abstract media orginates ideas (is there such a word?) in every creative process.
posted by found missing at 3:18 PM on February 25, 2006

I think two hours is enough time to get some clarification on this. I'll close it and wait for its reappearance on AskMe.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:19 PM on February 25, 2006

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