On October 12, the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley and the Curatorial Practice at the California College of the Arts are partnering to host a live-streaming of the Creative Time Summit, an annual conference in New York that brings together cultural producers–including artists, critics, writers, and curators–to discuss how their work engages pressing issues affecting our world. To jump-start the conversation in advance of the event, attendees have been asked to submit a paragraph on a keyword associated with one of the summit themes: Inequities, Occupations, Making, or Tactics. This posting is by MinJi Yoo, American Cyberculture student at UC Berkeley.
We are constantly making to survive, learn, earn, and experience. Making is one of the fundamental activities for us which happens every second. We make our own food daily; we make friends; we make notes to study; we make art and music to enjoy; we make mistakes; we make achievements, and we make thoughts and perspectives. People today tend to think that we simply make crafts or money. However, countless tangible or non-tangibles we have made in our lives have built who we are today, our identity. Thus, we should not hate or neglect the making process of whatever we are working on at this moment. Just like how Chuck Close’s processes and practices of final artwork, are recognized and hung on the exhibition hall at De Young Museum in San Francisco, we should appreciate the process of making your own creation which may or may nor be rewarded but mature ourselves.