CHASING AFTER SOMETHING THAT HASN'T HAPPENED YET is a workshop organized and commissioned by the Aspen Institute and the Association of Museum Directors for their symposium Propositions for the Future of the Art Museum. Structured like a 12-step meeting, attendees were asked to sit in a circle and collectively perform a text written by, and in the voice of Matt Olson of ROLU, which guided them through various anecdotes punctuated by video breaks and coffee and cookies delivered directly from Minneapolis, where they're based.
The publication design references standardized tests, where authoritative actions like "start," "stop," and "break," direct an individual's progress to produce a fixed experience and way of understanding. In the booklet, these directives are used to parse the text into individual components, and forces each reader to contemplate and appreciate each individual thought, to avoid articulating an overall thesis, and to casually enter the text from any point without losing the spirit of Matt's words.
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S E L E C T E D C L I E N T S The Aspen Institute, Armory Center for the Arts, Bloomberg View, Carnegie Institute of Art, CB2, Cherry and Martin, Coca-Cola Corporation, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Good Magazine, Institute of Contemporary Art (Miami), Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), Kurimanzutto, Kohler, Levi’s, Midway Contemporary Art, Motorola, MTV Networks, Museum of Arts and Design, M+, NBC/Telemundo, The New York Times, Sony, The Third Rail, Walker Art Center, UCLA