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Arty Bollocks Generator

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by PhotoEcosse, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. PhotoEcosse

    PhotoEcosse Well-Known Member

    Thanks to Kate for drawing this to my attention this morning. As I explained to her, I am perfectly capable of talking bollocks without any assistance.

    But it does strike me that the tool would be ideal for compiling a "Statement of Intent" for an ARPS panel submission or suchlike!

    https://artybollocks.com/#abg_full

    I particularly like this one:

    My work explores the relationship between Bauhausian sensibilities and UFO sightings.

    With influences as diverse as Derrida and John Lennon, new synergies are crafted from both orderly and random discourse.

    Ever since I was a student I have been fascinated by the essential unreality of meaning. What starts out as yearning soon becomes corrupted into a dialectic of distress, leaving only a sense of what could have been and the dawn of a new beginning.

    As wavering phenomena become transformed through diligent and critical practice, the viewer is left with an epitaph for the edges of our era.


    Now to grab a camera and take a panel of images to meet that statement!! :eek:
     
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  2. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    It does me me titter!
    However, it also made me think of compiling one in one sentence. I managed quite well. Now, when to use it? :rolleyes:
     
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  3. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Where do my missing letters go??
     
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  4. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Here's my own made up artist statement in one sentence:

    Kate invites us to an antipasti table of delights, to be enjoyed and savoured, as each mouthful offers up different flavours of innocent pleasure.

    Now, where to use it?? Haha!

    Kate
     
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  5. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member

    I like it! So far I've been able to let the organiser cobble some rubbish together for a couple of my exhibitions, otherwise I supply a short CV and that's it. However, I may well have to bite on the bullet so this could be useful!

    Lynn
     
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  6. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    You could have a lot of fun compiling one. :)
     
  7. willie45

    willie45 Well-Known Member

    This is a brilliant tool! I love it!

    I like this bit:

    "With influences as diverse as Wittgenstein and Miles Davis...."
     
  8. velocette

    velocette Well-Known Member

    At last a computer tool with real benefit to man, and woman kind. I shall use it often, especially on the Forum.
     
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  9. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member

    The pseudo-scientific waffle delivered by artists claiming to be "investigating some sort of socio-whatever relationship" is mind boggling. One artist I know just rolled her eyes at the mention of it. I'll have to ask some gallery owners and the arts society leadership whether they take this stuff seriously!

    Lynn
     
  10. willie45

    willie45 Well-Known Member

    I suspect there are artists who just get on with making art whatever that might be, and there are art-lovers who enjoy it.

    Then there are all the hangers on who read about it, write about it, pontificate about it and maybe give it a go, and are generally try to achieve some status by association with the product. They analyse explain the meaning and generally get on everyone else's tits, all the while exposing their own inadequacies.

    I remember when I was at Uni my tutor shamefacedly admitted interviewing a major Scottish poet and asking him some bolloxy question because he hoped it would make him look like a poet too. The poet looked at him and said:"That's the kind of talk that stinks the joint" ;)
     
  11. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    And I'm now a certified artist.

    At least, I think that's what it said.

    S
     
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  12. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member

    On the other hand, I'm sorely tempted to add a sentence to my CV on the lines of,"I don't do ridiculous pretentious self-justification - either my pictures speak for themselves or they don't."

    Lynn
     
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