It’s time to bid goodbye to “Dream Exhibitions.” The weekly series has run its course, but I’ll still accept submissions for future editions. It’ll still be around, just less periodic. In this farewell edition, we hear from artist Sascha Pohflepp, AFC Editorial Director Paddy Johnson, and art historian Lucy Hunter.
I would like to visit an exhibition of alternate versions of known work, the versions that were rejected, either by the artists themselves or by institutions, maybe especially the ones that were just ever so slightly different from the final ones. A show in an alternate reality, almost unnoticeable.
It would also be interesting to imagine a whole exhibition set in another dimension or on another planet (in terms of the laws of nature that the work is subjected to), something Chris Woebken and I have recently explored with “Elsewheres: On Gliese 667 Cc” at Artefact Festival in Belgium.
I’d like to see an exhibition that invites independent bloggers to display their archives in the gallery. This could be performative (reading, live blogging), physical (printed and arranged archives), interactive, or virtual only. Ideally some of these bloggers would choose to work with some of the artists they’ve worked with over the years. Contemporary Art Daily, I’m looking at you.
What constitutes good interneting varies pretty significantly from blogger to blogger, but as a bunch, we’re a pretty creative lot. My guess is that these shows would not only offer a few new ways of assembling an exhibition, but do a very good job of showcasing the blog’s character. I’m interested in all of that.
I’m excited about Scott Reeder’s movie Moon Dust, and think it would look great projected onto the moon. The moon looks too small from Earth, so launching a movie theater pod into orbit would work perfectly for the big-screen effect. A light-funneling device would harness the sun for a projection source. The movie could only play during full moons or else part of the screen would be dark. The lunarplex would have to have a really superior popcorn bar with lots of toppings.