[GBW] Just Looking

Barbara Halporn bhalporn at verizon.net
Fri Jan 18 15:28:26 EST 2008



Susan, it will be fun to respond to your "looking" questions.  I fit them in 
below in CAPS to distinguish them -- not  to be shouting.

-Barbara
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Susan Hensel" <susanhensel at yahoo.com>
To: "bookarts listserve" <book_arts-l at listserv.syr.edu>; 
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Sent: Friday, January 18, 2008 9:16 AM
Subject: [GBW] Just Looking


> Hi-
>
> I am working on a project/installation that appears to be addressing the 
> concept of "looking", not the sense of sight, but the intentional 
> attention to an object or objects.
>
> I would appreciate responses to the following questions:
>
> Where are you and what are you typically looking at when you utter the 
> phrase,"No, thank you. Just looking."?
USUALLY IN A SHOP OR GALLERY, A PLACE WHERE THINGS ARE GOING TO BE SOLD AND 
LIKELY TO BE EXPENSIVE.

> What do you really mean when you say it?

  I WANT TO BE ALONE WHILE LOOKING.
>
> What is your intentional behavior ( i.e. what are you truthfully doing) 
> when you utter this phrase?
>  DON'T BOTHER ME.  I'M NOT PLANNING TO BUY, BUT I AM INTERESTED IN WHAT IS 
> ON DISPLAY, BE IT CONSUMER GOODS OR A PIECE OF ART.
>
> Please respond off-list to susanhensel at yahoo.com
>
> Thank you.  Your responses are appreciated.
>
>
>
>
>
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