In between rain, gardening, school stuff, kids, studio, blah, blah I've been having a bit of an email conversation with Ronnie about what 'blog' things we can do that relate to the Impact 7 conference, especially since the relationship between the blog and us artists is central to the whole BAO project AND formed part of Ronnie's excellent application to Monash that has resulted in our exhibition at the conference. So I'm being brave and putting some thoughts out there, and I'd love to know what you think, whether you're able to come to the conference or not! Please do comment...
I proposed that those of us going to the Impact 7 conference "take over the blog" for the week of the conference (this is why I need your opinion, dear BAO members!) with a variety of activities. Modern mobile communications technology being what it is we could do all sorts of things such as... live interviews with amazing book artists, photographs (obviously!), daily "diaries" from the conference, sound recordings, movies, podcasts, tweets... anything my new Windows phone can do (or those i-phone thingies too for that matter!) - just for that one week.
Ronnie pointed out that because our books are going to be displayed behind glass we probably won't have the room to put up much information about us or the ideas behind BAO next to our books, but we can put links to our blog. So what about changing the format of the blog slightly on a permanent basis and using the Blogger "page" functions to put up a "Contributors" page with brief artist statements/photo/resume about each of us, and a page each for "Edition One" and "Edition Two" with information about the texts/authors/photos of the books etc. We could also have an "Exhibitions" page showing where our books have been and by whom they've been acquired! These new pages would be constantly renewed as we make more editions but would be of interest to anyone coming to the blog or wishing to join up.
So whaddya think?