This awesome title for a future show was contributed by The Random Exhibition Title Generator, also known as the lazy curator app.
I won't claim to know a lot about how art works at this point in my life. But what I have been finding out in the past year is the critical importance of randomness (and silliness!) in my creative process. It seems that going through art school teaches the cruel discipline of *making* things happen. That's the part about coming back to the studio even if you feel like crap and still doing those plies, repeating those combinations and monologues, setting brush to canvas. Now to be paired with *letting* things happen.
This has quite more of an impact on my life than I've imagined! I'm getting much better at dealing with uncertainties. Choreographers and directors change their minds. Technical hiccups. Shows lose money. Festivals struggle for sponsorships. Three year olds never do the steps that you plan for them. Collaborators vanish off the face of the earth. Yet life and art still goes on and has its amazing moments! Somehow its also making it easier to deal with being confused in real life. Smashing my favourite coffee mug. Taking a wrong turn. Losing money on the stock market. Scratching the car. Not being able to have everything I want.
Life is so beautiful when it takes you by surprise.