CHRIS FREMANTLE

Failure

Posted in Failure by chrisfremantle on December 5, 2002

I was asked to write a text by the Lighthouse for a catalogue associated with their exhibition Common Place.  I got the wrong end of the stick and wrote something about Bob Dylan and Bothy Ballads (you can read it here).  My piece was never published.  They had to get someone else to do the job.

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  1. Failures « CHRIS FREMANTLE said, on November 26, 2012 at 11:33 am

    […] The next example is a piece I was asked to write as an introduction to a catalogue. This would be around 2001. The catalogue was for the exhibition Common Place at the Lighthouse in Glasgow. I was living and working up in the North East of Scotland and I got completely obssessed by farm bothies, bothy ballads, Bob Dylan and the way that these were connected. I wrote the piece. It definitely wasn’t what was wanted. There is a model for writing an introduction to an exhibition catalogue and I missed that model completely. It’s taken me a very long time to work out that models are important. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel every time. I like starting with a blank sheet of paper. Not everyone else does.  You can read it here. […]


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