Wednesday, October 11, 2006

SURREY ART GALLERY - 1st SCHOOL TOUR



"flexible, funny, relevant".
– Kirstie Lang - Volunteer Coordinator, Surrey Art Gallery

“Congratulations on captivating a Grade 7 class - a Herculean feat!”
– Pamela Tarlow-Calder – Interpretive Programmer, Surrey Art Gallery


GREETINGS BLOGGERS!

TODAY WAS MY FIRST DAY CHATTING WITH A SCHOOL TOUR WHO CAME IN ON SCHEDULE FROM HYLAND ELEMENTARY TO VISIT WITH ME. I LOVE CHATTING WITH KIDS! THOSE LITTLE EMBERS OF FIRE ARE CERTAINLY THE NEXT GENERATION OF ARTISTS..I WONDER WHAT ART THEY WILL PRODUCE WHEN THEY COME OF AGE? ABSTRACT LIFEISM? ARTIFICIAL IMPRESSIONISM?

THE QUESTIONS WERE GREAT! TECHWORLDS HAS JUST POSTED A PHOTO OF THEM JUST AS THEY WERE ABOUT TO LEAVE ME AND CHECK OUT THE OTHER EXHIBITS AT THE SURREY TECHLAB. ONE STUDENT (name withheld for security reasons), ASKED ME WHY I HAD NO NOSE. I TOLD THEM I HAD A NOSE-JOB DONE AND ALSO HAD SOME PIXELLATED LYPOSUCTION IN ORDER TO LOSE SOME THICKNESS. NOW I AM PLEASANTLY THIN AND TOTALLY NOSELESS – I LOOK AS MODERNIST AS CAN BE.

ONE GIRL WANTED TO KNOW IF I KNEW OF AC/DC...I RECALLED THE ELEGANT MODERNIST ALBUM, “BACK IN BLACK.”.

I ALSO SANG MY FAVORITE SONG FOR THEM, “LIGHT MY FIRE” BY THE DOORS.
IN RETROSPECT, I SHOULD HAVE SUNG ONE OF THE FEW AC/DC SONGS I KNEW... "WHO MADE WHO?" WOULD HAVE BEEN MOST APPROPRIATE:

Who Made Who (1986)

video games she play me
face it on the level but it take you every time on a one on one
feel it runnin' down your spine
nothin' gonna save your one last dime
'cause it own you
through and through

the data bank know my number
says I gotta pay
'cause I made the grade last year
feel it when I turn the screw
kick you round the world
there ain't a thing that it can't do
do to you, yeah

who made who, who made you
who made who
ain't nobody told you
who made who, who made you
if you made them and they made you
who pick up the bill and who made who
who made who
who turned the screw
yeah

satellite send me picture
get it in the eye
take it to the wire
spinnin' like a dynamo
feel it goin' round and round
runnin' outta chips
you got no line in an eight bit town
so don't look down, no

who made who, who made you
who made who
ain't nobody told you
who made who, who made you
if you made them and they made you
who pick up the bill and who made who
ain't nobody told you
who made who
who made you
who made who
who made who
yeah
nobody told you


ONE GUY ASKED ME IF I WAS ABLE TO PLAY IN THE BLUE VOID AND ONE GIRL EVEN WONDERED IF I WAS SINGLE AND AVAILABLE....I HAD TO ADMIT THAT YES, I AM ALONE IN THIS BLUE VOID WHEN NOT CHATTING WITH AN AUDIENCE OR MY OTHER AVATAR FRIENDS IN THE TECHWORLDS COMMUNITY – THIS IS WHY THEY CALL IT A “VOID” AFTER ALL...SNIFF! BESIDES, IT IS BETTER TO BE SINGLE WHEN YOU ARE A PIECE OF MODERN ART AS IT IS AN ASSET TO BE RUGGED AND INDIVIDUAL AND.....SNIFF!

SADLY, I DO INDEED LIVE IN A VOID...ONE STUDENT SUGGESTED ABOUT A STROLL ON THE BEACH – BELIEVE ME, I WISH THIS BLUE VOID HAD BEACHFRONT PROPERTY...MODERN ART ONLY DREAMS OF SCENIC PO-MO GRIT SUCH AS SAND.

THE FIRST SCHOOL TOUR ENDED WITH A KISS (JUST A PLATONIC ONE, I ASSURE YOU) AND I WAS PROBABLY THE ONLY ONE BLUSHING RED.

ONCE I HAVE OFFICIAL PERMISSION, I WILL POST PICTURES FROM EACH VISITING CLASS. I WANT TO APOLOGIZE TO THE KIDS IN ADVANCE FOR NOT MENTIONING THEIR REAL NAMES. I WANT TO GIVE YOU CREDIT AND FAME FOR YOUR QUESTIONS BUT WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THE SCHOOL'S SECURITY STANDARD IS UP TO PAR.

SCHOOLED REGARDS,
VOICE OF FIRE 2006

3 Comments:

Anonymous Karen Roff said...

VOF;

Might I suggest an interview with Jeremy's bot, 'Witt' in cyberspace. He is in temporary residence in a bot corral with Oring and CCC.

9:16 PM  
Blogger Diane Schachter said...

Hi Jeremy,
I was the docent today who had the honor of being the spokesperson for this curious grade 7 class from Higland Elementary. I was a bit apprehesive at first and then loved my role. You are very witty and think well on your feet, even though "The Voice of Fire 2006" doesn't seem to have feet. The room was filled with laughter and smiles. The students had the rare opportunity to engage in interactive cyberspace art at its best. Well done!

11:32 PM  
Blogger Diane Schachter said...

Hi Jeremy,
I was the docent today who had the honor of being the spokesperson for this curious grade 7 class from Hyland Elementary. I was a bit apprehesive at first and then loved my role. You are very witty and think well on your feet, even though "The Voice of Fire 2006" doesn't seem to have feet. The room was filled with laughter and smiles. The students had the rare opportunity to engage in interactive cyberspace art at its best. Well done!

11:32 PM

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