The colour diaries blog has been born from the conjunction of a number of things-
Artist Stig Evans is fascinated by colour and during May 2010 he will be working as animateur in residence for the Brian Eno show 77 Million Paintings. The role of animateur is to facilitate the visitors’ experience and enjoyment of the exhibition and in this capacity Stig is planning a number of activities around colour. These will include a colour of the day with history, different names it may have had through the ages and the opportunity for visitors to re-name the colour, we’ll be giving a prize each week for the best new colour name as judged by us. There’ll also be the opportunity to test your puzzling prowess with colour sudoko. The opportunity to discuss what a particular colour means to you. Everyone has a subjective understanding of what ‘green’ is for example and we want to capture yours. You can find out more about Stig’s work on his website.
Laurence Hill who is development manager at Fabrica (that’s me – writing about myself weirdly in the 3rd person) is very interested in how contemporary visual arts organisations can harness social media to help engage people with their work and additionally to encourage participation. He is continually looking for opportunities to do that, some of which he writes about on his blog The Tangled Hedgerow
Because of Laurence’s interests and because of the nature of the Eno exhibition and a lack of space for Stig’s work, we felt that an online presence would be a fantastic opportunity for more people to engage with what Stig is doing, to encourage people to participate more and offer greater engagement with Fabrica.
Ultimately we think that there is an opportunity for developing this blog into a website that has a life beyond the immediate project. We’re certainly hoping to find the resources to do that (or a developer that’s in
terested in the project that’d like to collaborate with us). In the meantime this blog will enable us to gather some content so if you’ve read this far please contribute, we’re genuinely fascinated by the subject of colour and we’d love to have your input.