I briefed Mr Kim on the premise and impetus of the IMTA project. After some conversation i began to question him on his vision for this project.
Q "In your vision, where on earth is The IMTA be located, anything is possible and the location is entirely up to you. This is your vision." A "Italy, somewhere in Italy.. somewhere with a long history of culture maybe Florence or Pisa."
Q "How would the exterior of the IMTA look? Is it one building many building? Is it on hills, or next to the ocean?" A "One huge building.. has to be prestigious, the top is gold and the rest is white.. with columns in front (Greek)."
Q "What is the core mission of IMTA in your opinion?" A "To explain the rich history of arts, I see art as a foreign language sometimes, there should be very clear explanations for the non arts audience."
Q "What would u insist on having within the interior of this project. What is unique within the museum." A "Theaters, OmiMaxs that explain the history of the Art, to the general laymen, an extremely huge gift shop..containing the largest art book collection for sale on earth.
Q "What makes this Museum Unique as a whole?" A "The size, and that it seriously attempts to explain the value of art to the common man"
Q "How would the IMTAcomply with the prerequisite for 30 % green power A " The Gold Top of the museum is a huge solar panel"
Ok so I didn't get a chance to scan my sketches to show you all but it was a late night and I was very tired. :( No worries though I'll get'er done before Friday. It's amazing what little time a working adult has on their hands. Be prepared though for an a-MAZE-ing idea! Get it? Teehee!
I am so excited to announce that I've developed a design that I am so very proud of (no images at this time but will post them tomorrow) for the museum!! So I have this theory about what inspires me..........ready for this?? EVERYTHING!!! Everything around us that's tangible, audible, visual, even edible; what's out there that you can't somehow relate to artistically??
Some of my biggest inspirations as far as visual stimulations are movies. Movies can have some of the greatest artistry plausible for an idea to develope. For instance, the way in which I created the entrance into the museum, resembles that of the female sphinx-like statues shown as the gateway of courage and truth in "The Never Ending Story". If you haven't seen the movie, I suggest you go to Blockbuster right away and rent it; it's brilliant.
My differences, though, were the design of these statues in general. Obviously no one likes a copy cat plus how can I possibly be happy with something of mine that's not really mine? That's why they call it inspiration. The exceptional concept is there but with my own originality. I'm sure I'm not the first to draw inspiration from this movie or movies such as this but that's ok because that is what I feel builds and individual artist - or at least one of the pieces anyway.
As far as my design for the museum itself, I went with something not to out of this world, but not too simple. I wanted something huge and yet individually compact in a way. This idea, as well, was inpired by another movie of interest. "The Labyrinth" is one of my favorite movies of all time! The description in itself is facinating: a maze of paths bordered by high hedges, as in a park or garden, for the amusement of those who search for a way out.
Don't get me wrong, it's not that I want to confuse everyone and have them turning around in never ending circles, but each intricate divider wall will have pieces of art work for everyone to admire and muse over. The entire building would be see through panneling/glass, including the floors. There will be an earth bound chamber in the ground (underneith the museum), spanning the entire surface area of the museum itself. This chamber will hold the most expensive pieces of art work in the museum, which will also be glass/see through.
So, though the concept may sound dizzying, it's really just an intricate maze of masterpieces to appreciate and negotiate for. There will also be 4 see through studios in all four corners of the museum that artists from around the world will be invited to come and work on they're own pieces displayed for an audience sharing personal thoughts, techniques, even their own inspirations so people can truly feel what the artist may feel or experiance while in their creative process.
Some simple concepts that I've considered are bathrooms and exits those will be labled and displayed in the descriptive sketches that I plan on posting tomorrow. I would want this entire concept to be located on a sizable plot of land, preferably with a surrounding forest, which opens up a door for an entire world of locative possibilities! Spain, Italy, Iceland, China, Austrailia!
For me, there's no limitations on where, why, or how because one of the most recent choice phrases I've been taught to acknowledge, from a very good friend, is "Make it Happen". On that note, please read, enjoy, and comment on anything and everything I've said. One of the other things I feel I grow as an artist from are critisizms, your words.
When I think of a museum anymore, I think of blah, blah, BLAH!!! This is that moment when I can really enjoy going into a "museum" and be so overwhelmed with excitement I might just die!!! I think of this in terms of the most simplest of idea that comes to mind and that is, "What would make me happy?" A one of a kind art museum of course!!!
How could you possibly sit still knowing that you are about to embark on a new journey not just for your eyes but for your mind, spirit, and soul. This is music for your eyes to listen to all the beautiful differences the world has to offer. How much wonder there is to find and present in millions and millions of different ways to enrich one's heart. Just the possibility that you could be changing a persons life with your own personal expression; changing a persons state of mind even if it's just in that moment of onlooking, is more than anyone could hope for.
The ability to inspire people is a huge part of what art means to me and it needs to start at the front door of what holds these inspirations. A museum created by you should some how reflect you in it to some degree I believe. These sketches are rough but they are a start to what could truly be an artistic phenomenon. Please be as critical as you want I can handle it; it's what betters my motivations in the end. To view more of my ideas and pocket art work please visit my blog.
Maybe it's because I just got back from the phenomenon...Comic Con.. maybe it's because I'm just in the mood but the comic Artist Gene Ha's architecture in his magnum opus " The Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix is breathtaking. Above are just a few of the wonderful , breathtaking creations
I highly recommend this comic series to all of you.
I would like to touch base with all of you regarding your progress with this Project around July 20th. I know some of u have been very busy, but those who have some works to show me should email me images and or call me. I am also open to discussing ideas one on one if need be.
I am looking forward to seeing what you have all been up to.
perhaps this has been brought up already, but jorge luis borges wrote a piece called "the library of babel". it's about a place that holds all the BOOKS in the world, but i figured it was an applicable idea on some levels. link here.
Children of Men is a movie all artist should see. It is a rather common end of civilization movie with all the standard end of the world horrors but in the film something unexpected happens... Art is given a very special place.
I highly recommend this movie although Clive Owen is featured.
Excellent article about another book (and portable) inspired idea, Biblioburros. Soriano's project began as a necessity, became an obligation, morphed into a custom, and finally evolved into an institution.
What would a small village in Colombia think of Rauschenberg's goat, Tracey Emin's tent, or Van Gogh'sStarry Night?
Is it possible for a massive structure to be portable? I had a stimulating conversation with a good friend about a portable museum, although brief, I was still taken back by the possibility. At first I dismissed the idea as momentary madness from a mentor, but upon further investigation I realized that this is indeed possible and maybe advantageous. What do you all think? Would this work? Is it possible? What are the advantages? and the drawbacks?
Riffing off the post from Josh and my response to it why not follow the thread of utilizing the corporate model of architecture? I reference architect Kent Suhrbier from the prototype for this show, the MOPA exhibition Immediate Thought. His sketched proposed reclaiming empty store fronts throughout a city and using them as areas to show work. Why not take it global? Wal-Mart opens huge buildings globally as it shuts down it's own older stores leaving huge gaps of urban waste. Ideally, if this show allows us to imagine a future utopia, something needs to happen to these empty buildings. I propose that after the fall of this corporate beast, the art world re-purposes it's architectural shell. Thus instead of creating one Monolithic-All encompassing structure, we reuse a global network of buildings. Art then can be as accessible as your local Wal-Mart. Perhaps naive or simplistic but something to discuss nonetheless.
The Movie: Blade Runner ( ridley Scott 1982 ) Has one of the greatest exemplars of pure Corporate power in the structure that is known as the Tyrell Corp Building. This Massive structure, over 800 stories high dominates a fictitious LA industrial landscape. I have recommend Blade Runner before but i again stress the investigation of the wonderful designs(Syd Mead and Scott) especially for anyone who hasn't seen this well thought out spectacle.
Oh and i recommend the unrevised edition. For some reason the unCG edition of the movie looks better? The models seem more substantial.
OK, OK......I don't have an image post yet, but, I will soon. I've completed 5 pieces so far and am working on my 6th so don't worry......(you know who you are), Images are on the way for all to see soon! I hope to have at least 2 - if not more - pieces posted by Sunday. Take care all!
Swoody83 Be creative.... Be bold........... Be you............
The Guggenheim Museum in New York is amongst the earliest museum buildings that use the building design to establish/reinforce a reputation. These buildings match designer ego's with those of the institution. More often than not they apply a formal wrapper to the White Box gallery approach. Serving equally as icons as arks it is difficult to discern if this type of building enhances or impedes the work for which it is intended to contain. As every city snags their own capital A buildings from rock star architects like Gehry, Lebiskin, Koolhaas... do they lose their importance. How different is the GuggenheimLas Vegas than the Hard Rock Las Vegas. How different are these than Subway restaurants or Gap clothing stores.
I have invited about 20 non trained visionaries to participate in this project. Some of them may wish to work with trained artists to realize their vision of The International museum of Terran Arts. Are there any volunteers willing to work in collaboration with the above mentioned?
I would like anyone who you believe would take this seriously and is dependable. I have more then enough artists but want visionaries who are not trained artists. This includes musicians, lawyers, cooks, plumbers, house wifes... laymen of any order but who are not trained but still have the gift.
Are epic films but more importantly they are filled with some of the finest designs of their epoch. The Great Syd Mead is the mastermind behind most of the works and his designs have inspired me since i first encountered the brilliant works. I highly recommend seeing the classic and relevant works as soon as possible especially if you haven't seen them.