Critical Writing Index

For the creative, procrastination can be a work of art

by Russell Smith

The Globe and Mail, Sept 18, 2015, pp. 1-2

The article is particularly interested in the role of procrastination in the process of creation. Looking at how Toronto-based video artist Gunilla Josephson, in the process of working on a new installation for Rodman Hall Art Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario, began making a web out of nails and string above her work station, Russell Smith works to unpack these tangential acts of creation. How non-directed, aimless aesthetic activity (doodles, adult colouring-books) that break up more goal oriented activities are creative, and politically, valuable. These activities allow for endless non-associative connections to be made.

ITEM 2015.027 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Gunilla Josephson

Eva Hesse