The following text and image sharing conversation is between good friends and artists Charlie Engman & Marton Perlaki.
Yeah, Hail Ceasar was kind of forgettable, but it was nice to see such pure joy for cinema. It was nerdy!, which is the best way to be.
Dina is amazing!
I have a really sweet image of little Marton burying little trucks.
work –the kind of work I am predictably most critical of– but also it’s image-as-object taken to a really didactic extreme. Air tight!
I would have definitely gone for this one. Squishy and awkward and living for sure:
Ok, but actually as we’re writing this back and forth –rather sporadically, because we’re seeing each other in real life and speaking a lot in the gaps (I made some adjustments to the fish toy; it’s looking good)– the thing I find most interesting here is the conversation itself.
topical news update:
Haha, I have to stop Being John Malkovich-ing myself… terminal self-reflection.
As you’ll recall, two of our good artist friends declined to partake in this conversation; one because it was “pretentious,” which at the time surprised me.
This is exactly what is suspicious about self branding for me. I don’t see the real human being behind it. The real person who sometimes looks tired and fragile. Who is not always living the dream. Who has doubts about the decisions she or he makes and has fears and anxieties like the rest of us.
Oh my god- I completely forgot about our plan to wear each other’s clothes. I want to wear your pants immediately!! I’m boarding a flight to London right now- I would have packed only your clothes. No other options.
Anyway, despite my Being J Malkovich moment, I totally get why people write differently than they speak and kiss differently than they photograph, and rightfully so.
Kissing and fish is a great title.