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Exploratory Creation

When we make something we have an intention, a destination and an aim. Something we want to say right from the outset...


But there is another way of creating. One of exploration. One that puts more interest in finding out what you do not know as opposed to assuming what you already do...


In exploratory creation there is a feedback loop between the artist and the media - the artist performs an action, the media responds, feeding into the artist's next action and so on. Creating something that has evolved over the session; discovering rather than stating, implicit rather than explicit...


The benefit of working like this keeps expectations loose and therefore expression and potential have more opportunity to grow. However this undefined way of working also leads to frustration in progress, when the artist cannot see the next step required...


Both explicit and exploitative works have their places - often times feeding into each other, you explore potential then refine it into a cohesive vision...


Dedicating time to each keeps the mind productively wandering in the most generous way.... Creating expressive new work with purpose and use....