ever have one of those ideas for a series/project that isn't fully formed yet but, at the same time, will not budge from the front of your brain making simple things like, oh, reading or even doing the dishes next to impossible?
welcome to my morning.
i've been kicking around the idea of faking histories for a while now. i don't mean things like identity theft or con artist crap. i'm not a criminal. i want to write impractical histories and fabricate the objects that would typically authenticate and place them in their proper context. (you know, lost texts, bones, pottery, etc)
previous ideas have included creating a "lost" painter (and painting all of his works myself) and discovering an ancient cult based on robot worship. yeah, i know, it sounds nuts. and it doesn't help that the concept is difficult to explain. (it has its roots in mid '90s installation art, if that helps to get the point across. i want to create everything---even down to the explanatory foamcore blurbs hung next to the items and the font used to announce the exhibit.)
while i think the other ideas have merit, i'm not sure that i want either of those particular subjects to be my first attempt in the all inclusive fake-o-rama art spectacular. it's been bumming me out a bit.
but that's when it hit me! urban legends!! more specifically, MONSTER urban legends a la bigfoot, nessie, the bray road beast, etc. i mean, these animals are sheer chicanery! perfect! AND they're SUPREMEMLY mulitimedia! (websites, books, documentaries, oh, the things i can make! (if it's done well enough, could i get a mention on snopes??! eep!!))
ok, here's where i ask you a question--what sort of faked animal would be most interesting to you? are you into the hominid stylings of bigfoot or do you prefer the reptillian? how about a combo of the two? do you like griffins? whatever it is, i'd really like to know!
ok, thanks for reading. i think i'll be able to do the dishes now.