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The Soap Factory’s October Video

Thursday, October 8, 2009 · No Comments

The Soap Factory is a gallery and raw space in Minneapolis that hosts a monthly TV show called SFG4.  The October show, below, tours the space midway through the installation of The Austerity Cookbook and interviews the artists about their process.

Soap Factory October 09 from Soap Factory on Vimeo.

Technology, media and the art experience:

Wendy DesChene (4:37) “There’s no quality control on google (images)… I just started thinking about what that was doing to art and how it was playing with our perceptions. All of these things that were originally done by artists then became these things that they couldn’t even imagine. And people were having art experiences that nobody intended through all this digital distortion. And so it kind of comes full circle back here because this is only a temporary painting, this will only be up for the duration of the exhibit, so to see this the way I intended it you have to physically be here.”


Wendy DesChene (10:10) “I know exactly what it’s going to look like usually before I begin. I take a picture of the space and then I use Photoshop to lay it out. I went through probably about 40 different designs before I settled on this one… And so before I even made a mark on the wall I knew exactly what this would look like.”

Peter Owen (17:20) “With my practice, there’s nothing laid out, there’s no overall plan. It’s very intuitive. On one hand it’s really exciting seeing how things develop, on the other hand since there is no plan there is that possibility of failure.”

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