i recently landed 24/7 studio access. What?? Well-- it's not perfect-- it's a racquetball court-- but I am the ONLY person interested in this voluminous cube of space except between 6-8pm when it gets to strut its stuff as an actual court.
How hard is it for me to show up there?
The obstacles are significant.
Nonetheless I am proud to say I tricked myself into a new approach. It's called Sight Reading. Yes, like musicians do-- except they have sheet music. They look at it and try to play it right then and there. It's a measure of one kind of chops: speed reading.
For me my sheet music was a photograph by Wolfgang Tillmans called Kaskade.
Read it in depth but fast-- read the composition, the line quality, the breath and body and organicity, color, intention, mood-- take it in. Let my body look hard or soft at it, through it.
Then close the book, turn around and do it. Give it all back, high fidelity.
Whoa!! Whoosh. What?? Who??hmmm. Zoooom. Hahahaaaaaaa!!!!
Laugh at yourself. Because who does this? Who takes time out of their day to be so frivolous, and so precise about it at the same time?
Someone who has decided it matters to this one little somebody. That's who.
Gratefully and goofily yours,