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THE WEEKENDER 33 | 2023
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“It’s just that, for years now, in school halls after I’ve given a talk or backstage after a concert, people have come up and asked me how to go about becoming an artist. There’s always a worried & needy expression on their faces when they ask that question. Like it’s a really hard problem they’re trying to solve. & my answer is: don’t worry about becoming an artist - you already ARE ONE! You were wired up long ago. You’ve just got to keep the contacts clean & the juice flowing (which isn’t as simple as it sounds, btw). Don’t worry about where ‘inspiration’ is going to come from - it can come from anywhere & everywhere. The big question is: are you ready to receive it when it comes? Is your antenna up? Is your aerial extended? If so, you got mail…”
— Jarvis Cocker
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During his imprisonment, Carter was able to keep a journal, a digitized version of which is available on JSTOR courtesy of Wake Forest University. The journal falls somewhere between a collage, an art project, and a diary - The Surprising Contents of an American POW’s Journal - via JSTOR daily
In his recent satirical works about post-Brexit Britain, you could see how his anarchic collages channelled the avant-garde spirit of Dada. This was an interwar movement, which made visual art and performances that protested against the insanity of war and capitalist society. Dada artists like Hannah Höch and Raoul Hausmann pioneered photo-montage and collage techniques that were an obvious influence on Reid - Jamie Reid: the defiant punk art of the man behind the Sex Pistols’ iconic imagery - via The Conversation
The workshop is led by PostArtist General Sarah Gallina, a local artist, who will bring a bevy of cool collage supplies to help each participant create artwork for an oracle card mail exchange - Join in on a secret snail mail society in Chinatown this weekend - via TimeOut
Mr. Waldrop, his eyes bleary from reading department memos and his students’ writing, said he “decided to do some collage work with my poems, and the mechanical part of it, just getting words from somewhere, I thought would be something I could do without thinking.” - Keith Waldrop, avant-garde poet who won National Book Award, dies at 90 - via The Washington Post
PCC: The PCC team, like most of the rest of France, is taking a little break in August. Our Weekly Creative Challenges will continue as always but the Past Challenges section of our website won’t be updated until we’re back in September. The image prompt for next week is available to download here
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