"Its all TOO BIG to take on"
Donald Parsnips and the Gallerette
The gallery is a resource, means to initiate situations:
Its handed out to people in the street
A personal encounter.
Lack of encounter is significant in contemporary art.
Its important to touch people individually. Thrown away or not? It does not matter.
Its a Postman Pat sort of social proximity: Humour, stupidity, pathos - all function as access points: Lettrism: tiny events attack the heart of society
The first newspapers started in coffee houses; latest forms of communications set up in similar situations around cyber-cafes
Financial systems man-made but like the weather beyond anyone's control now
I want to try things but I am finding it dificult to work with artists, who are more interested in careers than on taking chances. The artist has as much grip on the funding process as the people managing the funds.
The Art system is really a part of the Civil Service.
How much structure has there to be?? Mood of the moment will do.
Art has one specific end - that is, Allow it to be completely expansive. The only restriction is a financial one.
Danger is that, by being dimunitive, you disappear but I am aware of that.......
Adam Dant runs the Gallerette at 15 Club Row London E2 and produces the Donald Parsnips daily handout.