by Joe Nolan
Learning to Love You More was the online creative project that Harrell Fletcher launched with fellow artist Miranda July in 2002. The site became a gathering place where anyone with an Internet connection could visit, read the instructions for one of 63 creative assignments created by the artists, turn in the completed work and have it posted online. Typical tasks included “Climb to the top of a tree and take a picture of the view,” or “Record the sound that is keeping you awake.” The democratic nature of the project reveals two things that Fletcher seems to say with the work: Anything can be art, and anyone can do it.
Perhaps he’ll say even more about Learning to Love tonight at Watkins’ latest installment of their Visiting Artists Series. Expect a lively lecture about curatorial creativity, collaboration and community.
Watch him discuss the project with Miranda July in the clip after the jump.