Hi guys! So I know we all don’t actually read the terms and conditions of things and just hit agree assuming there’s nothing important in there (I do it too oops) but if you take writing commissions or anything involving money, then there’s actually something in the AO3 terms and conditions to be aware of.
Linking to a personal website or blog/social network where you are taking donations, posting commissions or mentioning published works is permitted, but advertising it directly on the Archive is not, nor is using language which one might interpret as requesting financial contributions. For example, you can say something to the effect of “check out my Tumblr if you want to know more about me and my writing” and include the link to the site, but you cannot specifically state anything about donations, commissions or sales on the Archive.
Today someone reported one of my fics as violating this condition - presumably because I’d mentioned my patreon in the author’s note (I wasn’t actively requesting donations either… I’d literally just mentioned that it existed, and that the fic in question was written as a thank-you for hitting one of my goals).
I’ve written to AO3 to check whether just saying ‘thank you to those who support me on patreon’ is fine and I’ll let you guys know when they get back to me, but if it’s still going too far in terms of being a ‘commercial promotion’ then I’ll just avoid mentioning this in the future! :’)
As I said, someone did actually report my fic for this - so there are people out there who are noticing/reporting these situations. Please be aware of this if you take fic commissions, or use patreon or ko-fi, because your account could end up suspended, which of course no one wants!
‘We eat light, drink it in through our skins. With a little more exposure to light, you feel part of things physically. I like feeling the power of light and space physically because then you can order it materially. Seeing is a very sensuous act-there’s a sweet deliciousness to feeling yourself see something’
Cors y Gedol Burial Chamber, North Wales, 12.4.17.
Last time I visited this site was in the last day of 2016. Very different weather this time! One of my favourite prehistoric burial chambers with a notable capstone. It is roughly 84ft in length and likely built in the Neolithic.
If you are not Indigenous to the place you live, the absolute most basic thing you should do is learn about the nations whose ancestral land you live on.
Who were/are they? What languages did/do they speak? What connections did/do they have to specific sites? What are the circumstances of the dispossession which allowed you to live there? Where are they now? What struggles do they currently face?
SITU 6: Friends of Perpetual Movement by Pilar Quinteros
São Paulo’s Galeria Leme, a key player in Brazil’s innovative art scene, has gained a colourful new appendage. As part of the gallery’s ‘SITU’ project – where Latin American artists develop site-specific works on the theme of urban space – artist Pilar Quinteros has constructed a tongue-in-cheek clock tower on the gallery’s roof.
Don’t be tricked by the playful, primary colours of Quinteros’ new installation – this is serious stuff. As curator Bruno de Almeida explains, by laying the ‘subverted’ clocktower sideways, Quinteros is making a philosophical comment on ‘the conquered supremacy of time over space and its consequences on our built environment’.
Presaddfed Burial Chamber, Anglesey, North Wales, 19.2.17. This Neolithic site is one I haven’t visited for a long time, partially because the land on which it is seated seems to be eternally wet and boggy; today was no exception. Originally the burial chamber would have been covered in stones or earth. I suggest mainly stones looking at the volume of them scattered at the side of the local fields in disarray. The orthostats are very solid looking and it possesses a sizeable capstone. The rain made the site particularly moody.
Castlerigg Stone Circle, 15.1.17. It was unusual to see this popular stone circle devoid of tourists. The impressive location of the circle is even more atmospheric when you stand alone amongst the stones.
This morning, we’re getting a first look at the 2017 Biennial. Here’s Raúl de Nieves’s site-specific work on the fifth floor. The artist covered six floor-to-ceiling windows with eighteen “stained-glass” panels he made using paper, wood, glue, tape, beads, and acetate sheets. They create a vivid backdrop for the beaded sculptures, especially in the morning sun!
“This series of animations was inspired by finding solace in celebrating traditionally dismissed feminine objects, the act of creating a world that mirrors my desires, and Eiichi Yamamoto’s dark psychedelic fantasy tale ‘Belladonna of Sadness’ (1973).” - Grace Miceli
For PopRally Presents Petra Collins: In Search of Us, artists Madelyne Beckles, Aleia Murawski, and Grace Miceli have created a series of original, short artist videos, conceived with Petra Collins, that re-examine the canonical representation of the female body. This contemporary take on the 19th-century Salon des Indépendants has been released over the course of the week on our Instagram account, in advance of Saturday’s PopRally event, where a site-specific, live tableau will confront these very notions IRL. The event is sold out, but tune in to Instagram on Saturday night for live posts from the event. More information at mo.ma/PopRallyxPetra