russell higgs

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A Daily Dose of Architecture

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A Daily Dose of Architecture

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  • kru
  • 6 Nov 2008, 21:48
i think you do an amazing job but isn't get boring sometimes?
how do you do to don't run out of ideas?
where do you get so much imagination?
who or what is your daily inspiration?

sorry for the questioning but i'm still impressed.

russell higgs: greetings Kru,

One of the primary things that is of interest to me is simply to find out what happens when I have to create an image of myself every single day.

If this project were a genre of music it would probably be Drone. Something dark, minimalist and ambient.

Someone asked me recently for a definition of Transhuman Automorphism, and I replied that it was a commitment to various definitions of the word "PLAY".

There's playing which is unstructured, improvised, immersive, of the moment and make believe etc. Then there's play which involves a commitment to rules and boundaries such as playing chess or playing a sport. We also play musical instruments and we perform in a play on stage etc etc.

So here I am playing, every single day.

And just as every day it is a good idea to clean my teeth, and to drink plenty of water (whether I'm thirsty or not), I believe it is also important for our general well being to play every day. To Create (which is the opposite of to Consume).

I don't always feel like doing it. But I'm glad that I am committed to getting it done. And from the very start of this project I decided that it's not a competition, it's not about trying to be original or impressive or clever. It's just about me being myself. And in being myself there are sometimes themes, ideas, images and props that I might repeat, that I use again, that I return to and favour. And there are good days and there are bad days.

As to your question regarding Who or What is my daily inspiration?

Off the top of my head I'd list McLuhan, Krishnamurti, Warhol, Beuys, Thoreau, Samuel Beckett, Tarkovsky, Bela Tarr, Hal Hartley and Zippy the Pinhead.
  • kru
  • 6 Nov 2008, 21:51
and by the way, great photo....great necklace!!..
"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.

Give him a mask and he'll tell you the truth."

( - Velvet Goldmine)

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