Ask the Subjects :: Willing compliance?
Thursday, 14 February 2013
I’ve noticed that the theme of compliance has been mentioned many times and obviously everyone went into this being willing participants but I’m curious though how that compliance is filtering into your creative mediums?
Additionally, is it making you reflect on how much control you have in the ‘real world’ over your creative processes?
I ended up drawing works that related back to the PVT tests and how much I disliked them. I set up my own restraints because I only had a small workspace to work in (I wish I took an easel in) and so I was complying with my own rules and restraints as well as the rules of the experiment. I think compliance is a symbiotic relationship to all relationships. A lot of my work reflected the isolation and was process driven rather than finished works. In my studio at home I often go for walks if I get blocked but in here I spent time pacing the corridors of the bunker like a caged tiger.
Yes, and yes. The lack of intellectual control really made me stop writing towards the end. I value my freedom of thought even more now than I did before. I am definitely still thinking about creativity, control and agency