Below are the extracts from when I sat in coffee shops in brighton and wrote down conversations I overheard. These were originally hand-written, and I intend on scanning these hand-written texts in and posting them here aswell. When they are typed, they lose character and become robotic. The handwriting induces a sense of urgency and panic in the way I scrawled it out. Suddenly questions are posed about the artist and why I was writing these conversations; did i have consent? (No). Who is having these conversations? Where are they? What is the context? These words hand on the page with no other clue. They are merely a pinpoint in time.
Two men are sat diagonally to the left of me, both very… old fashion wealthy looking.
- Yes, yes, itself a distraction for your creativity.
Doing things by word daily, daily.
It’s the tradition nowadays…
Just take that and find out
I got a
Nobody did this that me
I don’t know.
I trusted my instincts.
Friday Friday Friday Friday
What’s a good time?
Last time you said… very very bad
- So that’s an art way across rivers.
Carry on with this job, I overdid
Job used as an example.
Because i… I knew there’d be change as a result of doing it.
I trusted at that point to carry on with that job. I’ll finish this off. In my head, I’ll trust, and see what happens.
And look I’m still here.
- Very thoughtful
- Exactly it opens up. It’s not about writing. It’s something so powerful, so powerful. You choose.
I’m not going to do this anymore.
So although I’m doing crazy work, I enjoyed physical side – testosterone. Dealing with people, had those skills.
You can… I became less fearful of things. I’ve gone through and come out with a lot (-) along.
Mine life. Full of envision. A shredding. I had to go through. I made a decision to carry through job.
When you finish a job… the last 10% of a job is the hardest. You’re trying to define everything. Snagging, we call it.
On last day, 1st time, the woman
I did it right x2
I walked out, fucking hell, shaking.
When I was 30, it was a fantastic house (…)
30 years from now (…)
It’s a continued thing, goes on and on and on.
Oh right okay (hug)
Hello? Anybody here?
What is that?
It’s a mushroom.
Look at that it’s so big.
I like that.
Have some hash browns and maybe sausages. Or here.
Carolina, she told me the situation.
You find people, find situations.
1 on th things, Sheldon,
- That is the finish I’ve gone for. That or that.
- Not bad, when message they solid.
- It’s nice, not as faffing around as a flight. Really nice.
When an environment so closed,
No personal space.
- How could it look having that?
- Do we have text book here?
- Just wondering about having a large version.