40 thoughts on “Scramble Scrabble Dinner – J. Morgan Puett | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios

  • September 10, 2015 at 9:13 pm
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    No comments to display. Don't eat raw chicken.

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  • September 10, 2015 at 9:20 pm
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    Is this the place you were telling me about at VidCon? The game reminds me of the conversation between Hank and John about the foldy-foldy-draw-draw game. Where it seems to be a simple party game, but it has much deeper meaning and origins.

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  • September 10, 2015 at 9:38 pm
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    Hey Art Assignment Team,
    Have you ever considered a video where you sit down 10 or so established artists & ask them to respond to an Art Assignment? It would be especially interesting if they all work with different media.

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  • September 10, 2015 at 9:44 pm
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    This is so beyond my ability, and it is wonderful. This is the human experience refined! This how culture grows. This is good stuff. "Hoosh."

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  • September 10, 2015 at 10:10 pm
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    Sad timing that they get this publicity and their website is down to accept visitors.

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  • September 10, 2015 at 10:27 pm
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    We definitely need a correct spelling of "hoosht." Help!

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  • September 10, 2015 at 11:25 pm
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    oooh, I love the new intro/establishing shots

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  • September 11, 2015 at 12:23 am
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    i think this may be my favourite art assignment to date.
    also are we going to get a video of john and sarah doing this? because i would love to see it.

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  • September 11, 2015 at 12:34 am
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    It's an art commune. Cool.

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  • September 11, 2015 at 1:01 am
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    I can actually do this art assignment! lol ^_^ looking forward to trying this out!

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  • September 11, 2015 at 1:58 am
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    This is the first Assignment I am a subscriber for, and I think this is one that is within my wheelhouse. But since food can get expensive, I'm thinking there should be some twist. Not sure what yet. Sarah, John, thank you so much for making this program! The world is better for having you both in it!

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  • September 11, 2015 at 3:02 am
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    I wonder how this relates performance art, game, and ritual—because they all seem engaged here more or less

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  • September 11, 2015 at 3:14 am
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    Hey! She was a guest in our class for a week at my school last year 🙂 We played this in small groups and it was a super fun collaboration! We made some very interesting amuse-bouches. Would highly recommend. Good to see her again!

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  • September 11, 2015 at 3:29 am
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    I have the sudden urge to curate a refrigerator.

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  • September 11, 2015 at 4:00 am
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    Recently saw many similar scores (Grapefruit) in the Yoko Ono exhibit at the MoMA. Really glad to learn some of the context for this work!

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  • September 11, 2015 at 5:57 am
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    This assignment is going to demonstrate how food items can be combined in unconventional ways and result in quite palatable and sometimes delightful meals. There will certainly be a few surprises!

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  • September 11, 2015 at 6:06 am
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    Im a little intimidated by this, but I like the challenge!

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  • September 11, 2015 at 8:08 am
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    Going to try this out with my nieces of 8 and 10yrs old – no slobber carrots allowed LOL

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  • September 11, 2015 at 9:04 am
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    Some of the most beautiful AA footage yet!

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  • September 11, 2015 at 10:49 am
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    As a foodblogger, this sounds extremely interesting to me! The idea of creating new recipes, combining ingredients of which you don't if they match in the end, and eventually presenting the result in a creative manner sounds like a fun experiment! I might actually try this one with a group of friends.

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  • September 11, 2015 at 1:41 pm
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    This seems very weird, but I suppose that is the point. I can see its appeal to those who enjoy wordplay and cooking challenges. I am reminded of a Hell's Kitchen challenge: roll a die with letters, very quickly come up with an ingredient that starts with that letter, combine about 5 of these into a dish.

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  • September 11, 2015 at 2:39 pm
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    I am gonna try it!

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  • September 11, 2015 at 9:29 pm
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    You should collab with Hannah Hart on this and make a MDK episode!

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  • September 11, 2015 at 11:34 pm
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    I couldn't help but connect the idea of taking a domestic space and elevating it to art as feminist because most domestic spaces especially the kitchen are considered woman spaces but chefs at restaurants are considered artist . This concept is like a way for women to also claim artistic identity with things that were mostly elevated and dominated by men.

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  • September 12, 2015 at 3:47 am
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    The videography at the beginning is amazing. Mildred's Lane is gorgeous. I also love the collaboration you're encouraging in these recent videos!

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  • September 12, 2015 at 3:11 pm
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    You've created a great game for my ELL students. Thank you. But it's not art. In response to the Fluxus manifesto, Why all the obsession about artists and purity? It's a bit like the notion people espoused in the early 1900's that giving women the vote would lead to purity in politics. Why can't an artist be professional? How does paying her in any way corrupt her or make her a parasite? Should every artist have a day job, separate from the arts? How much time should be available for an artist to work on her art? weekends? An hour before bed? Can we please stop spreading the myth that making art shouldn't be a professional career? And please define elitism. Because I've sold around 20 works in my life, and I feel in no way elite, whatsoever, nor do most artists panning their wares at art walks and such. And, regarding art that anyone can do… Why don't we encourage everyone to learn a skill first, and then make something they can be more proud of than a kitchen fiasco that no one wants to eat? I'm afraid I might be critical of this show for a long time to come, but let me be clear, I enjoy these ideas very much, especially the chance to think about something new.

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  • September 14, 2015 at 3:08 am
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    Very very cool. I really like the deconstructivist aspects of this assignment (and Mildred's Lane!), intentionally taking apart and putting aside our usual notions of what "dinner" is, forgoing our automatic knowings about it, and following something rigorous to open up new, and fun, possibilities. A nice chance to break free. Love it!

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  • September 14, 2015 at 3:10 pm
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    i immediately thought of Rirkrit Tiravanija. Relational Aesthetics too!

    Please talk about Bas Jan Ader, and art as failure, futility and existential.

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  • September 15, 2015 at 6:06 pm
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    I feel like doing this at home when I go back for the holidays. My 14 year old brother likes to cook his own dinner sometimes and I feel like it'll be a fun bonding experience.

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  • September 15, 2015 at 7:52 pm
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    This assignment is particularly appealing to me. I'm a gastronomy student and for a while I've been thinking of making some of these art assignments in a kitchen-y way, because I've always considered gastronomy a form of art. This assignment might be my starting point on this project 🙂

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  • September 16, 2015 at 12:55 am
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    This assignment makes me want to get the company together and do a Scramble Scrabble Dance – we could anagram verbs and body parts instead of foods and cooking methods, and go from there…hm…

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  • September 17, 2015 at 1:10 pm
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    Very beautiful shots at the beginning there. 🙂

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  • September 18, 2015 at 6:49 pm
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    This sounds extremely fun! I can't wait to get people together to do this with, hopefully more than once. 😀

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  • September 19, 2015 at 3:31 pm
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    So, for me, this video raises the following question: Is art only art if it is intentional? The lady making a salad in a museum and serving it after, was art because she intended to make people think. But is me making a salad and serving it to my friends, which then makes one of them think more deeply about the meaning of the salad, also Art?

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  • September 22, 2015 at 2:15 pm
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    You have done a remarkably good job of explaining this complex assignment and how it constitutes contemporary art.

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  • October 7, 2015 at 4:04 pm
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    This assignment terrifies me. I can imagine that the algorithm part of it would be loads of fun, and then I would be an anxious mess of a control freak when it came to the execution of the dinner. Letting go of what a meal is "supposed" to be is going to be so hard. I kind of want to try it out at Christmas with my whole family.

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  • November 24, 2015 at 1:14 am
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    Rigorous & Whimsical Toilet Cleaning – Join the Army, YOU NEED SOMETHING to Do

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  • November 24, 2015 at 4:21 am
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    COAGULATING ON THE DUSTY OLD ROAD LIKE A TRUCK SQUISHED TOAD. .. LISTENING TO 999 AND THE RAIN DROPS ON THE ROOF WHILST SCRUB-A-DUB-DUB YOUR HEAD IS IN THE TUB ! ..Morgan  <:-)

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  • November 2, 2018 at 1:37 am
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    I like the idea of curating a refrigerator.

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  • August 11, 2019 at 1:25 am
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    Reminds me of Stone Soup:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_Soup

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