Can we talk about that?
We both had a very different approach to that
To the hand stand?
I credit you with getting me to do one
You were strategic about it
I wasn’t I was just trying to do it all at once and failing because of that
Ha! Yes but you would have figured it out at some point
Or gone to some training facility
I was at the stage filming myself standing upright but pretending I was upside down
I was trying to invent some sort of clothes pulley system that would flip my skirt over my head at the right moment
How did you go?
There’s some pretty ridiculous footage
I don’t think its clear WHAT I was trying to do
But it’s a good example of my desire to improv with the immediate rather than solve the problems
Problem-solving as inefficiency is something I often fall into
It is? Tell me more
Tell me I’m not alone
Definitely – this kind of circumnavigating, working with what you’ve got. I often make the problem bigger than is necessary
You’re not alone and it’s fun
And do you think the solution to chasing your tail down a rabbit hole is conversation and sharing with others to break the ever-expanding problem?
It’s so fun
I think it’s an act of defiance
I think both are important, knowing when to have a conversation
Yes and free will
Exercising free will in a probably ineffective way
A quiet fuck you
It’s a really great exercise or practice. I often feel hopeless though when I feel like I’ve failed
I just did a pivot
And then your boss asks “What sort of art do you make?” and quietly under your breath you say “Fuck you.”
Kalinda Vary, NOW GO OVER THERE AND STAND ON THAT CHAIR, TCB, Melbourne, 6 May – 23 May 2015.