discards

Writing is a solitary practice. While writing exhibition copy, I just listened to a recording of Jerry Saltz in converstation with Radiovisual about how he spends 14 or 15 hours a day locked up in his office so that he can write. In this prison of your own thoughts, deleting or editing is inevitable, even if you think you’re David Foster Wallace.  If only word length wasn’t a requirement for writing art reviews, then I could spend more time looking at art than writing about it. Some exhibition reviews simply require one sentence while others seem to require a torrent of words.

However, I do not want to throw everything away.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in art and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to discards

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s