J: I guess it usually starts with the email or anger. Or if there is something that comes into my inbox
or I get upset about something, or if somebody I know is upset about something and we talk about
it. And sometimes we talk about it two months later and we’ll talk about it a third time three days
after that time and then we will do something about it and then we will invite somebody else to get
involved with it. And if that works out, that works out, and if it doesn’t work out then we l invite
somebody else to get involved with it. Then we talk about it some more two weeks later, then
there’s more email and then we start inviting more people and then we decide what time this is
going to happen and then we usually pick an image and then we pick a different image and then we
fix all the spelling errors and then we send invites and then we change everything and then the day
comes and we do whatever happens and then ah…
A: Clean up.
J: Then we clean up, that’s a really important part. Then everybody cleans up and we start all over.
Actually in the interim starting from the beginning of that process, in the third day of that process I
just described, the process starts in a similar way on another project, and then three days later that
process starts in a similar way on another project and then some days we just decide to do stuff
A: We like to play Tetris, I feel like our schedule is Tetris. We’re not sure what the next shape is, but
we have some sort of idea if it will work. Yeah and then we just keep on going.
J: Yeah, I think balancing sentimentality and assessment is what we are still working on. Because
there are certain things you can’t throw away. Certain flyers (laughs).
We have a process we call the shitty archive which I actually stealed Calla Henkel/Max Pitegoff,
which is fine, it’s not copyrighted. Yeah so we have a shitty archive which is just an informal way of
valuing and keeping what seems to make sense. Sometimes it’s more arbitrary and capricious,
sometimes it’s very obvious. But usually the most obvious things you are trying to save and assess
are not the most fruitful to analyze. We don’t do too much. We try a little bit of everything, I would
say that there is no one strategy of documenting, representing, organizing information. I mean, big
data is basically doing it already for us anyway so we are just waiting for big date to become
affordable enough for us to just use that. Basically.