Today the sun is shining in the studio and I’ve decided something that seems important.
Many of the questions that inform my work arise from the difficulty of linking the notion of art-making with the notion of making an honest living.
Likewise, many of the anxieties I have about artwork originate in an uneasy translation of ‘artwork’ into ‘livelihood.’ There’s a basic dilemma, I think, between the superfluous production of the artworld and the notion of global precarity. How do artists navigate this? And then, how can the work itself address this dilemma and provide some kind of solution?
Performance Lecture from Adam Kinner on Vimeo.
From a show at Concordia University in December 2012. Video by Yves Gigon.
It’s Cody again. Today, I thought, with better reception, I could tell you something important. And that is that I’ve been listening to that Marathon album and not only do I really enjoy it, but I feel like I’m shopping at the thrift store of music history. And I’m finding these bizarre, beautiful items, and they’re cheap and they’re like way better than the ones that you can get commercially, normally. But they’re weird and they function differently, and they’re not like I’m used to. And I like them but they make me feel somewhat embarrassed while being inspired, almost embarrassed by being inspired. And that’s why I like Marathon…this time. Okay.
[A phone message left by Cody. You can listen to and buy the Marathon album here, or at Cafe Resonance on February 1st.]
Yes things no people say is the name of the new Marathon record, which is now available for download and streaming.
You can listen to it here.
Our next show is February 1st 2013, at Resonance in Montreal.
Thanks for listening!
I’ve started a new performance called we can make this work and I’m looking for collaborators.
Find out more here.
They were beginning something.
They didn’t know they were beginning something.
They were having experiences that would forever mark them.
They didn’t know they were having experiences that would forever mark them.
They were losing track.
They didn’t know they were losing track.
They were trying to understand each other.
They didn’t know they were trying to understand each other.
They were forgetting.
They didn’t know they were forgetting.
They were building something.
They didn’t know they were building something.
They were forgetting the whole point.
They didn’t know they were forgetting the whole point.
They were performing for each other.
They didn’t know they were performing for each other.
They were ending something.
They didn’t know they were ending something.
Text from a short performance with Michelle Furlong for Short & Sweet 9.
December 13th through 16th I am performing a piece called I’m Faking It at Tangente.
More information here.