The Art of Oblivion “… just as early industrial capitalism moved the focus of existence from being to having, post-industrial culture has moved that focus from having to appearing.” ― Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle Art has always lived at the edge between structure and entropy, whether metaphysically, psychologically, metaphorically, symbolically or directly.
Tim’s Vermeer: A Review “The task is to restore confidence between the refined and intensified forms of experience that are works of art and the everyday events, doings, and sufferings that are universally recognized to constitute experience.” —John Dewey (1) When I was an undergraduate student in painting we took many cross disciplinary classes, design
Finding Vivian Maier: Gently Resisting Immortality “Photography was a license to go wherever I wanted and to do what I wanted to do.” —Diane Arbus [spoiler alert – this essay reveals details of the film Finding Vivian Maier] The instant a photograph is made it defies time/space. The linearity of being alive is gone
“. . . because art isn’t something out there…It is not a “picture” of an artistic experience. It has to become experience itself, and in that sense it can only be earned by one’s own body rhythms, one’s own color sense, one’s own sense of smell, of light, of texture being so automatically articulated there