Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Survey Will Say

Dear Brave Wonders,

Recently, for many reasons -- some of which will be explained in the No. 6 editorial letter -- we have been thinking about how the idea of a question-and-answer can be converted into a consciously creative process. We ask and answer questions all day, yet out of context the process can seem weird, demanding even. So how can we take this weirdness and make some art out of it?

The assignment for Folio No. 6 will go a bit differently, and this is the process by which this strange new art-weapon will be forged:

ONE Arrow constituents will be invited to submit questions. See the submission form, below.

TWO Some of these questions, along with those from our editorial team and past contributors, will go into a survey, available for public completion. The survey will be a combination of multiple choice and essay, exploring the nature of interrogation and query in the realm of the creative process. We expect, too, some silliness, and some room to move around, interpretatively speaking. 

THREE The results of the survey answers will be curated and expressed graphically, an entablature of survey-as-collaborative-art, presented as the FOLIO for our summer issue.

You can submit a question here, or head to the site to do so


Submit, below, any question you'd like: anything you'd like to know about a fellow artist, writer or private citizen. It need not be about the creative process; this is a venture to use the survey AS a creative process. Submit as many questions as you like, but only one at a time, please. They may be essay, multiple choice, or yes/no; please let us know in the question box which is which. 

After pressing "Go." you will be asked to fill out a security prompt.

Questions marked by * are required.
1. Name or Pseudonym, if you so desire.
2. Email: *
3. The Question in Question: *
4. What kind of creature is your question?
  • Essay
  • Multiple Choice
  • Yes/No
5. If multiple choice, include possible answers, separated by semicolons.
6. Mailing Address, if you'd like to enter in a super special prize drawing.