Friday, November 17, 2006

i've edited my profile a bit, if anyone would like to view it.
Beathur, enjoyed reading your profile thank you for that.
Sarie, don't forget those chocolates!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

by way of introduction...

I am intrigued and would like to know a little bit about the rest of the group but many of you do not seem to have written or posted a profile. Come on... let's. It will satisfy the psuedo-psychic-latent detective in me - if nothing else.
See you all on Monday if we do not meet online before then.

All set for the workshop?

All set for the workshop? Only 4 more sleepies...
How am i spending them? Working on my presentation. Spoke with Suzanne Human and Janine Allen-Spies, both from the University of the Free State, to discuss further possibilities in my proposed curatorial project. Also been considering the list from the curators survival kit 1. Insect repellent, 2. Sunblock, 3. Small torch, etc - flashbacks of the many camping trips i attended. Mmmm...

Looking forward to meeting everybody and sharing ideas.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Edits, chocolate and mozzies

It seems that I thought that I had much more time on my hands to get nicely prepared for this workshop, and now that Monday the 20th is around the corner, I remain puzzled as to why I have not edited the photography that I would like to show, or done at the very least a rough selection of work for one of the projects that I am working on. Perhaps this will be one of the outcomes of the workshop. I am looking forward to teasing out some ideas, filling the questions with more questions, and thinking in a less isolated and less perochial manner. I will make a concerted effort to not make you all trawl through thousands of images and get a decent selection prepared before Monday. I was pleased that the one of projects that I am working on , of Eli Weinberg's lesser known, if not entirely unknown photographs is something that has been thought about by his surviving grandson, and I really hope that I will have a collaboration to speak about at the workshop. Well perhaps the rough edits are not ready but I do have other things thought through, like some bars of really nice chocolate packed to go. Wondering if there is too much wind on Robben Island for mozzies, and if this is a good time to give up smoking ( again !) Will there be loads of time to read, should I pack that tome that sits untouched at my bedside ?

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

I'm going to try again

I am creating blogs (like I know whats going on with these) instead of posting (learning as I get along). I will see if this posting gets me to be part the Curators Workshop forum. If successful this time around, I will communicate again. Fatima

Hello Everyone

I'm new to blogging. So will do this first posting and see if I succeed.
Why blogging and not some other forum? Can one only enter a particular blog by invitation? Does the creator of the blog have the power to block your communications after being invited to a blog? I'll end here, try and find the answers to my questions, and if this posting is successful, I will log in/blog in again!!