Friday, April 6, 2007
Pantheon of Tortured-ness
You can’t manufacture meaning. But you can’t pretend to be solely motored by some sincere impulse to express either.
Is it preposterous to take oneself seriously?
Is it preposterous not to?
Are artists only people who think they’re special? Or is it actually their job to distinguish?
How are you supposed to make anything without the prospect of it being seen? But are you really an artist if you don’t just make for makings-sake?
Are artists dilettantes? Is a video artist just someone who’s not as knowledgeable as a professional editor or a filmmaker? Or is it the role of an artist to take skills somewhere else?