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February 27, 2006

I’m sitting at home writing. I’m finding that I’m writing in a very different way to how I am creating art works. Usually it doesn’t take long to get an idea of what the disposition of the text ought to be. Once I have that I can fill it in part by part in random order choosing whatever part that currently seems to offer the least resistance to get the most done in as short a time as possible.

I’ve never been able to do art projects this way having a clear idea beforehand and then just do it. It has always been a much more convoluted process. Or at least that is what I have been thinking up to now. But then again a large part of the work is realised as Max patches. These I usually build according to the idea I want to realise the logics of programming enforcing a structured way of working. Maybe my idea of how I am working is misconception a left over from several years ago while I was still trying to compose notated music? Or am I able to work structured in modules while the combination and use of those modules still becomes a more compelx task?

Occational breaks spent listening to a few tracks of a CD and looking out the window. From our living room we have a glimpse of the North Sea. Today it is snowing. One Deutch landscape painting after the other passes by.