「The Art of Living VIII」 - Michelle Lee Proksell 媚潇
Collaboration between New York-based SCREEN and Beijing-based I: project space.
Where are you now?
A plan to get rich?
What’s that one thing you need to be productive?
How do people react when you tell them you´re an artist?
How do you get your best ideas?
What do you do when you aren´t working?
What keeps you up at night?
Show us what you think of the art world?
Advice to someone just beginning to study art?
Artist: Michelle Lee Proksell
The real creativity of an artistic practice usually isn’t on display in a gallery, fair, or museum. It happens in private, often long before supposedly “artistic” work has begun. We’re talking about processes like negotiating rent; getting or quitting part-time jobs; putting in the hours of writing applications or finding supporters; making or breaking budgets.
Duchamp famously reduced his appetites to a bare minimum, often smoking instead of eating, so that he wouldn’t have to go to work. What are the strategies available to us today? Inventing lifestyles that make art-making possible is the most serious challenge facing artists today. That’s why the ways that artists get by and stay creative is the subject of this survey.
In this collaboration between New York-based SCREEN and Beijing-based I: project space, a group of young artists in New York, Berlin and Beijing will respond with images and links to a questionnaire on their living and working conditions. This survey will be published on SCREEN’s website and I: Project Space’s Wechat channel. The season will then culminate in a three-city screening series curated around the theme of stories of survival.
SCREEN is a New York-based curatorial collective and media art platform that fosters critical voices and new forms of exhibition for media-based practices.
About the artists
Michelle Lee Proksell was born in Saudi Arabia to ex-patriot Americans. She is an independent researcher, curator, artist and writer based between Beijing and Europe. Her ongoing project Netize.net documents the emergence of digital dialogs in the Chinese art world. She works with video, sound, performance, the Internet and her ongoing Chinternet Archive - a collection of vernacular digital artifacts from the Chinese Web. She is most interested in human-technology interactions and sees herself as a kind of cultural translator.
简介：这个数位影像的对话系列是纽约的SCREEN 以及北京的I: project space合作的项目。我们对在北京，纽约，还有柏林生活的年轻艺术家进行了一个他们生存状态的调查，他们用影像，链接等呈现他们的回应。
这个数位影像的对话系列是纽约的SCREEN 以及北京的I: project space合作的项目。我们对在北京，纽约，还有柏林生活的年轻艺术家进行了一个他们生存状态的调查，他们用影像，链接等呈现他们的回应，这些调查结果会在SCREEN网站以及 I: project space的微信号播送 。这个访谈系列的高潮会是一个三个城市串联的有关生存问题的放映活动
媚潇 出生於沙特阿拉伯，父母是移居沙国的美国人。她在北京与欧洲生活工作，是一位独立研究者，策展人，艺术家，以及写作者。她的项目Netize.net 旨在纪录中国艺术界的数位对话。她的作品跨越录像，声音，表演，网路，例如作品《中国网文献库》(Chinternet Archive) 是一中国本地数位作品的典藏项目。她的兴趣包括人类与科技的互动，并且认为自己的角色是文化译者。