Découpé Poem: Artist Journal 2012-2015

 

By Maggie Schneider

 

 

Every year is the year for something… 

change, renewal, hope, etc…

 

Social consciousness; apprehension, normalizing movement/behavior because of (perceived) social constraints

 

But does the camera angle suggest sexual intention(s)?

 

What is sexual empowerment?

 

Sadie Benning

Lucy Lippard

Bruce Nauman

 

Sensing your skin and breath

 

Inhale Move

Exhale Stillness

 

Hear and see breath go through the body

 

Frances feels let down when brought back to the ordinary

 

What is stand-alone and what is NOT stand-alone?

 

What IS an authentic art experience?

 

Physicality of travel

 

ROUTINE

 

I have a lot to accomplish before I go back anywhere

 

Kinesthetics

 

Just write

 

What the FUCK is my job as an artist?

 

Dan Graham

 

I hide behind my vanity

 

I need to read more and apply for grants 

 

Use of audio to inform [the] viewer and their [expected] emotional response 

… time based movement/video exploration 

… command of space 

 

This could be the beginning of a lifetime of work… video, performance, installation 

 

The goal of the project is to complete the challenge 

 

Being open to the experience is the only expectation I maintain 

 

Walking from 33rd to 7th to 11th West and 53rd 

 

INTERVENTION 

 

Make your intentions clear in your artwork and it will be available [to your audience] 

 

I activated space in the elevator 

 

… levels of interpreted emotional states 

 

Susan Sontag 

 

Notes from Stephanie Barber: 

1.Check the framing of the camera 

2.Research the theory of montage 

 

Anatomy language vs. imagery language 

 

I get really frustrated with words 

 

What do I enjoy in life right now? 

 

How do I implicate the audience in my performative work? 

 

Dwelling in space creates the opportunity to allow for place… 

 

… smiling is often an invitation for engagement… 

 

The dancing happens when and where it desires to exist

 

… it feels daunting 

 

NERVOUS 

 

I am not sure where my next step is as an artist 

 

Physicality of space 

 

CONSCIOUSNESS 

 

INTENTION 

 

Exposing my body is easier for me to do than to be emotionally vulnerable 

 

How do I expose a more vulnerable yet sincere side of myself within my work? 

 

Video cameras activate immediate awareness 

 

IMPATIENT 

 

AWKWARD 

 

Martha Rosler 

Robert Morris 

 

I consider my video editing process to be a form of choreography 

 

“Where I am is what I need.” – Deborah Hay 

 

What do I enjoy about what I make? 

 

Eva Hesse 

 

My videos as paintings 

 

Sculptural element of video perspective 

 

Awareness of my camera 

 

Muscle memory, topography, emotional memory… these influence your physicality as it relates to your immediate physical environment 

 

My body, this vessel through which my ideas travel

 

I feel therefore I am 

 

Movement Exploration 

 

Dancing in spaces with obstacles 

 

… it is the shared experience that is special and unique 

 

Learn to comprehend your environment with your physical presence 

 

Eleanor Antin 

Andrea Fraser 

 

I am a product of culture and history 

 

Meredith Monk 

Vito Acconci 

 

How do I own my labels? 

 

The way the video is projected, the room transforms into part of the piece 

 

“radical juxtapoisition” 

 

Valerie Export 

 

Authentic reaction 

 

From the Center 

Site Dance 

‘Art, Performance, Media’ 

Terpischore in Sneakers 

Enacting Others 

Animated Painting 

 

Fuck drinks

 

Even chaos has patterns 

 

Leading is 90% listening 

 

Eye contact

Maggie Schneider is a trans-disciplinary artist living and working in Baltimore, MD. She makes conceptual work through processing material (digital, physical, and experiential) and manipulating it into new forms. Her media include but are not limited to dance, painting, video, fibers, writing, audio, installation/sculptural and performance.


These images are a brief glimpse into Schneider's creative processes; they reflect the ongoing evolution of her studio practice.


Reach Maggie Schneider at schneider.maggie@gmail.com or visit www.artforhandling.com (her non fine art creative pursuits.)