Thursday, January 27, 2005

how to carry on?

since the christmas (much abbreviated) break i have been having a really hard time finding motivation to keep on working on this project. i've kind of lost focus at this point in time and yet still think that some part of what i am doing is worth doing. part of me wants to quit for now and come back to these ideas later... part of me can't let go that easy. I've been trying to step back from some of these ideas and re-evaluate the basis of what i'm trying to acheive. i think the core of it has something to do with quantification as a form of control (science? modernism?), but that's starting to seem way too much like an rapidly aging modern VS postmodern dualistic perspective... (how modern is that!). maybe another angle on it is patterning as a way of understanding the world and finding to much safety in establishing personal patterns and not being able to transcend them. bjork in dancer in the dark comes to mind... safety in patterns (rythmic) to escape the harshness of a less ordered reality. this seems to be what 'religion' is to a lot of people. safety in patterns. ??? - i don't know. i feel like i have a lot of learning and reading to do before i can make any sort of contribution to these grand discussions. i think this is my longest, most rambly post ever.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just happened to find this blog, I think you should email me, since you don't have a email addy on here.

Why should you email me ? .. Because I haven't heard from you in ages.

Say howdy to Corky for me.

Mike Sharp
sharp@mountaincable.net

jonny said...

keep hanging in there. your work is fab. have just got round to blogging about it... cheers

Barb said...

Hey Josh,

Just found your site via Jonny and was most pleased. Remember me from Melbourne many years ago now??? Love to hear from you and catch up with you and your families news ... email me: barbd@lexicon.net

Mike Todd said...

Hey Josh - I came over from Jonny's place too. I wanted to respond to your comments in your profile, but I can't find an email address for you.

If you swing by my blog (via Blogger... just keep looking) you'll find my address if you have a chance to say hello.

jonnyjpg said...

hi, just discovered this blog via jonny b's blog - all very inspiring. thank you. analogueboy.org.uk