Speed Creating – my 30 day project starting today

update: See the finished project index here

I have been invited by curator Daniel Charny to take part in the Anti Design Festival‘s Mistakes and Manifestos events. I am starting a new project called ‘Speed Creating’ where I attempt to do something creative each day for 30 days (gulp). Large or small, quick or time consuming I have no idea where it will take me. The project is from today the 1st of September until the 30th. So keep checking back each day, I will probably update late at night every day. Objects created during this project will be shown during the London design Festival, Mestakes and Manifestos, 18-21st September as part of the Anti – Design Festival at the Londonewcastle project space, 28 Redchurch st. Here is the official description…

Speed Creating
“Each day for 30 days I will make a new object, installation or creative intervention while going about my daily life. At home, in the studio, on the train or wherever my day takes me, I will attempt to make something that interests me creatively and then quickly document it on the M&M website (and here) via photographs, drawings or video. Each day I will receive a small budget of £10 for materials.
I believe that this self-imposed project with it’s constraints on time and money will force me to take an instinctive and experimental approach. The fear of failure and the usual time spent thinking through the potential pitfalls of a project will not be an option and I will need to react swiftly to my thoughts, observations and experimental outcomes discovered along the way. I am not focused solely on the final objects or images but on the creative journey I take. Complete failures are expected and embraced.”

I will document each day on this site but more pictures and details will be on the soon to be launched http://www.mestakesandmanifestos.com/

UPDATE: The project is finished and you can see the index of all the days here << here
Thanks to the excellent Sarah Roberts who kept me sane and organised enough to get through the project.

19 thoughts on “Speed Creating – my 30 day project starting today”

  1. I’m inspired! Thinking about what I can do for 30 days to challenge myself and open up to the possibilities… thank you for making me think about this…

  2. Whoa, this is just … WOW! (I’m just lacking words to say how WOW this is!)
    Just trying around with materials and creating something new everyday, and the creativity of your ideas are reeeeeally, like REEEEEEEALLY cool. Wow. 🙂

  3. i think you should extend this to a 365 day speed creating project -i’ll be sad when your latest idea stops arriving in my inbox daily!

  4. […]   Art projects are oftentimes a huge ordeal for us—it takes a lot more than just an idea for us to sit down and make something we like. Artist Dominic Wilcox challenged himself to create one new creation a day for 30 days, which just recently wrapped up. Behold—bread lamps, colored pencil shelves, wedges for hills, and more! His creations, here. […]

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