Arts For Anyone Who Wants To Know What It Would Be Like To Be In A Room With Robert Irwin
posted by November 7 at 15:12 PMon
I linked Monday to the review of Irwin’s new show in San Diego by PORT’s Arcy Douglass, who emailed me this description:
You might enjoy this and I did not know where to include in the review so it was dropped. During the media preview, Irwin is giving a short lecture on the background of his work. He goes on to say that the questions are always more important than the answers and a few minutes later asks for questions by the audience.
Even though there only 40 people in the room, if someone asked a question, Irwin would leave the pedestal to be closer to the audience and make direct eye contact with the person who asked the question the whole time. Keep in mind that if you ask Mr. Irwin a question that you will proabably get a 10 minute answer. Proximity and what he would call being “tuned in” is as important in a conversation as it is in his work.