I didn't really believe the @klausbiesenbach MoMA contest at first; with no submission guidelines and for a number of other reasons, it smelled funny. I only started to think perhaps it was possibly real when the @ello peoples commented on and reposted his announcement, as I did. And I, like many others, got my hopes up a tiny fraction.
"I'm not really worthy of the MoMA as an artist," I thought, "but if I submit, some people might see my drawings and find they resonate. Maybe...?"
Some kind fEllos encouraged me. And in the back of my mind I began to flip through some of the images from my stories and almost settled on three that I might submit. At which point we heard that the whole thing was a HOAX.
I wasn't so much disappointed for myself, but my heart broke a little for those who had bravely submitted and especially those from the @ello team who had put their reps on the line by sort of endorsing it
There were some silver linings, of course, a few people found connections in the (now deleted) submissions list. Art was shared and possibly resonated with others.
So why not continue that sharing? I'll go first.
There you go, complete with semi-pretentious titles. Let's try to make something good come of this, something more than a silver lining. If you decide to share your work, please link me up in the comments. Let's resonate.
Thank-you for your time.
cc @budnitz @lucian @todd @cacheflowe