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This entry was written in October 2010

hit and run.

In the past one and half year of work/discussion/rejection/progression, I have found that formal aspects of art making have become redundant to my core concept for the moment. I have seriously deliberated on the execution stage of my ideas and in this process have continued to scrap many more trivialities attached to my work.  Mark-making and text however still feature as the strongest elements of my work and it is through these that I feel that I’m able to come closest to the visualization of my concept.

Much of my work has been labeled or contextualized in ‘public’ art even though I have restrained from making any of the pieces completely public.

The work is now finally interacting with the ‘public’ but under terms and conditions that suit my work and my sensibility. I have chosen people, names and addresses and started a one-sided dialogue with no real chance for response – as yet. Further stages may or may not engage the audience in a two-way dialogue –  it all depends on how the idea evolves.

Website – www.sairaansari.com

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  1. Hammad Nasar / Nov 4 2010 9:51 pm

    Dear s.a.

    I have only now come across your blog and project, and can suggest a couple of things that may interest you:

    – the work, but also the writings of Martha Rosler (try Decoys and Disruptions as a starter)

    – the work of Anton Vidokle; whose founding of e-flux and its associated journals, events and even business model may be of interest

    – also look at the work of Andrea Fraser and her take on Institutional Critique

    Sorry if I am suggesting things that are old hat. But these folks — in particular Rosler’s writings and Vidokle’s approach — have illuminated things for me.

    h.n.

  2. s.a. / Nov 8 2010 11:12 am

    Old hat is top hat.

    Will MOST definitely look into these writings and works and get back to you. I’m a regular e-fluxer so would be interesting to know what the thought behind it was.

    Thank you and keep reading. I can be bitter and critical at times but that’s why I blog instead of writing for others who would pass out from the lack of diplomacy.

  3. Irfan Aamir / Aug 8 2011 11:28 pm

    you are one interesting person. have you come to terms with the asshole? I have, i realize I might be one so hence I am on good path. Noticed that quote on your page, is it yours? I would love to give credit 😛

    • the s.a. project / Aug 10 2011 8:27 pm

      Thank you! Although I can’t take credit for the quote or the image. there are hundreds of these ‘retro-lols’ online and this one caught my fancy. It’s true. Glad you enjoyed it.

  4. liquid dubstep / Nov 16 2012 11:02 am

    Greetings from across the sea! This is just what I was thinking of, and you nailed it. Thanks very much

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