What are your places of rest and solitude? Where do you find quiet? Where is quiet located?
The Art Assignment is a really rad weekly video series produced by PBS Digital Studios. It's a sophisticated, playful, fun program hosted by curator Sarah Urist Green and author/vlogger John Green. The Art Assignment takes you around the U.S. to meet artists and solicit assignments from them that anyone can complete and then post on their website: theartassignment.com
It's a genius series (and curiously happens to mirror the model of assignment making that I have in my own studio practice *grin*). The newest episode really sings to me.
(The Art) Assignment: Quietest Place
EPISODE 5 INSTRUCTIONS
1. Go outside and talk a walk from where you live or are staying at the moment.
2. Continue until you’ve found the quietest place possible.
3. Take a moment to absorb it. Then document the place through photography or video. Upload it to your social media platform of choice using #theartassignment.
4. Fame and glory. (Your work might be featured in an upcoming video.)
Artworks mentioned include John Cage’s 4’33” (1952/53) and Charles Baudelaire’s essay The Painter of Modern Life (1863).