“Crit Review”: Four questions for you to consider.
1. With respect to what PEEP! is or how you perceive it, what area would you consider to be the strongest and/or weakest and is there one aspect that should be concentrated on? Please refer to SEVENTY SEVENTH POST for the most lucid account yet of what it is all about.
2. Should PEEP! develop a system to determine the relative worth of an artist, based upon criteria, examples of which are: technical ability, knowledge of art history, a critical understanding of contemporary practice, depth of creative ideas, inability to avoid bullshit in regards to art practice. Those failing to convince ought to be culled. Discuss.
3. Taking into account your response to question one, what kind of presence should PEEP! have at the final show? Would you concentrate on submissions and the curation of those submissions, expect more of the original work of Bob Milner; should this be virtual or actual or would it be better if PEEP! was not included at all?
4. If the final show was simply a PEEP! beer, hand made, delivered to the gallery etc. would you be pissed off because you couldn’t be involved? A jpeg would not do justice to the taste of my beer. A tasting guide would only hint at the wonder, the explosion of sexstasy of PEEP! beer on your palette. Is this a suitable end to the MADA version of the project?
5. Who is your favourite artist? One choice only.
Shit, I am a few words short. Oh bugger. Well, the nature of PEEP! is not adhering to any rules, despite the shortcoming and obvious flaw of being involved (however loosely) in mainstream art academia; education being too strong a word to use. I don’t think that it matters what happens today. I would like some response, which is why I made some questions to make it easier. Too often in the last eighteen months there have been blank screens and a lack of substance, so I don’t really expect anything different this time. Oh, we might have a full class, which would be good.
I’m pretty sure I know what I’m doing and it doesn’t matter what anyone thinks about the project. I do this because I want to and if the board or the external examiner is happy to assess it and hand over a piece of paper, brilliant. You won’t upset me, so please, shoot off. That would be great, some life in here at long last. I’m mute anyway!
Bastard! I thought I had it then, thought I was at the word count. I know it is crucial that I get it B for the Bang On. Or else. It must mean my mind isn’t as sharp as all the others. All those wagging tongues. I’ve told you over the months what PEEP! is all about so if you haven’t read it, tough. I’m not repeating it all just to take up space; not when I can waffle instead. Oh shit, gone over now.