Greg Allen on ROLU:

It feels as if ROLU’s blog is at the center of their practice, that it functions as a sourcebook for their projects, a sketchbook, or a nursery. But as Matt Olson explained on another blog, ROLU’s ideas and things don’t so much flow from their blog as around and through it, via other blogs and the rest of the Internet: “We are interested in reaching into this river of images that almost starts to seem unreal on some level and make something tangible from them. Creating something physical—taking an action… I think our community is on the Internet.”
Online and off, they take and give, copy and credit, collaborate, make, quote and share, navigating “this river of images” and ideas with a fluency and fluidity that marks our cultural moment. It’s as if ROLU adopted another, less frequently quoted of Sol LeWitt’s paragraphs on conceptual art literally, as their blueprint, their to-do list:
“If the artist carries through his idea and makes it into visible form, then all the steps in the process are of importance…. scribbles, sketches, drawings, failed works, models, studies, thoughts, conversations…. Those that show the thought process of the artist are sometimes more interesting than the final product.”

Greg Allen on ROLU:

It feels as if ROLU’s blog is at the center of their practice, that it functions as a sourcebook for their projects, a sketchbook, or a nursery. But as Matt Olson explained on another blog, ROLU’s ideas and things don’t so much flow from their blog as around and through it, via other blogs and the rest of the Internet: “We are interested in reaching into this river of images that almost starts to seem unreal on some level and make something tangible from them. Creating something physical—taking an action… I think our community is on the Internet.”

Online and off, they take and give, copy and credit, collaborate, make, quote and share, navigating “this river of images” and ideas with a fluency and fluidity that marks our cultural moment. It’s as if ROLU adopted another, less frequently quoted of Sol LeWitt’s paragraphs on conceptual art literally, as their blueprint, their to-do list:

“If the artist carries through his idea and makes it into visible form, then all the steps in the process are of importance…. scribbles, sketches, drawings, failed works, models, studies, thoughts, conversations…. Those that show the thought process of the artist are sometimes more interesting than the final product.”

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