I went to the opening of Topophobia, think it is to do with fear of places. I have several refrences to follow up but they are all very academic in language. I am trying to keep this blog simple to start with.
“Gallery Jitters” is just an unease on entering a gallery. I think the cause is that gradually the web and social media are accepted in most of current society. It has happened with music so I am allowed to video performance and edit sound mixes. this helps me with a blog or radio programme.
Visual art and galleries are still in a world where the content is under control. If there is video it is often directly produced by the gallery. So even with a “recipe exchange” , arguably connected in theme with social media, it is much more likely that the public will be photographed than allowed to take photographs themselves.
On Saturday at Spacex there was a sign on the door warning that filming was to take place. Then it was announced that if you did not wish to be part of the video you could wear a special badge. Unsurprisingly nobody I noticed requested such a badge. I don’t mind being in a video. Can I request what I am quoted as saying? Do I get a copy? Can I edit it with my own stuff? soforth.
The fear of place as presented seems to be concentrated on the city, then on virtual worlds or anything to do with the internet where apparently we are likely to be on high alert, obsessionally checking email and tweets. ( Which is what I should be doing this Monday morning by the way)
My guess is that the cloud could actually complement the gallery quite well. A book with video stills might fit with YouTube. I will be looking more at Twinity and Second Life. I am allowed to take photos so may try some collage. Sadly I may feel more relaxed.