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TO: Giovanna Cerise, Artist, LEA14
FROM: Xue Faith, Host of Haiku Speedbuild, effective 1 March ’13
RE: Haiku Speedbuild & The Colors of the Women @ LEA14
Congratulations on your remarkable installation The Colors of the Women at LEA14. I believe in this work you have achieved a virtual sublime. Your installation delights at first glance, and as one spends more time immersed in your light and space installation it seems to grow in the richness and depth of its resonance.As the new host of Haiku Speedbuild I’m hoping to continue the wonderful tradition that Special Jewell has developed over her 4 years as host, and also to try to help participants develop their aesthetic sensibility. Sometimes the work done at Haiku Speedbuild is a bit literal in its realization of the prompt Haiku, at least for my own sensibility. I worry that by creating visuals that “act out” the text of the haiku, we close down rather than open up the experience. With The Colors of the Women you have explored a powerful, visceral, lyrical abstraction that is very much of the aesthetic sensibility I’d love to have Haiku Speedbuild participants consider.
Haiku Speedbuild’s home is on the Afar sim. My hope is to also take it on the road to other venues to diversify the ambiance as we create. Since the Speedbuilds are so quick, just 50 minutes, I thought it might be an interesting counterpoint to once a month visit the LEA sims where so much more time goes into large-scale installations like yours.Would you be interested in hosting one Haiku Speedbuild at LEA14? I thought we might take a half hour to let you say a little bit about the project and to teach a little about your use of elements: flexi, glow, and so on, and then we could have the event there and encourage them to use some of the elements you’ve shown. The basic format of the event is a number of 10 x 10m pads where participants have up to 50 prims to create a work in 50 minutes.
Let me know if you think this would be possible, perhaps at 6pm SLT on a Tuesday in March, or if you have any questions or suggestions. That’s actually 3:00 Wednesday CET, so if the time is bad for you we could work out a different time.
Thank you and congratulations on your beautiful and powerful installation.
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