Workstory: Confession Drawings #2

It's more like tracing or sketching really. And then I add my "epiphany" or "confession".

I don't have to communicate with people who don't communicate with me.

—Let’s Talk series (since it could well be that this becomes a series)

I’m doing it (again). Drawing. It’s more like tracing or sketching really. First, I search for the right image (in this case online — it used to be in magazines) and then add my “epiphany” or “confession”.

This one I made with a black colored pencil. And the lips colored red. This is appropriate for communication. Since lips are moving when talking in the real world. But yes in the digital world that involves typing. So the smartphone had to be in there as well. 

However. If there is no talking or typing, it is non-communication. There is silence. No communication. Or perhaps that is also a form of communication. 

A, I don’t feel like talking to you. 

A. I don’t have time to talk to you. 

A. I don’t think you are worthy of my time. 

A. I have not educated myself properly. 

A. I am very casual so I answer when I feel like it. 

A. I have no control over things such as time. 

A. I am lazy and let you do the work (of communicating).

The book Art, Success, Money (by Maria Brophy) stated that you have to communicate seven times and then people buy your art product. Does that apply here? I mean when it comes to mutual contact? If attention would be the product? Which it seems to be or become in the digital (economy) age. 

I think tops for me is three times. Three times an email. And then if nothing comes back to that. Then I think it is justified that I stop communicating and that the other is out of the project (whatever that project is). 

(Confession) That is what I am thinking now with the second book of the 5 year book project: 5 Artists-Interviews. There is one artist who simply does not reply. He did send the contract. So it seems that the does want to be in the book.

Kim Engelen, Example of Communicate With Me, 2020

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