…I know an oxymoron. However, if an artist could exploit an artist’s OCD nature, in the business/organization end of stuff, then success would most likely occur no matter how much self sabotage one used. HA! Well I’m just bipolar bear enough to attempt it! The file organization happens for me in the creation, and mostly by the software itself. I then but finished work on one HD and access that for DVD burning, web uploads, etc. My issue at present is more entries and PR. I’ll see a great video art call for entry and save the email. but then by the time I get back to it… the deadline has passed. oops! My slash artist ( I know how last century) nature causes a lot of scattered focus. I’ll be working on several projects simultaneously and end up dropping a couple just to keep my sanity ( HMMM perhaps that ship has sailed?).
Mostly the issue for all artists os the studio discipline. For me it’s not just going to the studio, It’s actually working when I’m there. I have an amazing multitude of distractions most of which are necessary tools for the creation of the work, i.e. audio recording equipment, musical instruments, projectors, monitors, cameras, DVD players, lights, computers, etc. I work best on deadline, which worked great for the performance end of things but not so much for just being creative and manipulating electrons and calling it art.
So I’ll get back to work now and stop being distracted by my blog and allow my creative neurosis powers to be “used for good”, and be come the super hero I long to be..
I AM ARTISTMAN! and no I don’t have a secret costume under my street clothes, my street clothes are my costume!
(IMAGE:muybridge modified installation view)