MAY 24, 1969
PATRICIA NORVELL: What I want you to do is just start talking about your work and how it's evolved, your interests. If that's okay with you. Just go through your evolution.
STEPHEN KALTENBACH: First … I guess there's one time, which was December of 1966 and January of 1967, that I sort of consider the most … a sort of a very important time in my own work. It was a time when I wasn't working, making work that much. It was stimulated by an assignment. I was still in school. I was a graduate student, taking a seminar from Robert Mallory. And he gave us an assignment, which was to describe our work physically. All our past work. Describe the development of the work up to the present time.
PN: Describe it how?
SK: Describe it physically.
PN: With an object or something?
SK: With an object. Describe what we've been doing, what we've been making. Then he said, start again and describe philosophically, parallel to the objects that you've described, what you've been trying to do or what you think you've been trying to do up to the present time. And he said, then come up with a proposal for a new work. In other words, extend what you've been doing. And I'd never in the past been developing my work through … It was on a much less conscious level. I