importance of NOT saying in art

Paul Auster about Pinocchio: The superiority of the Collodi original do Disney adaptation lies in its reluctance to make the inner motivations of the story explicit. They remain intact, in a pre-conscious, dream-like form, whereas in Disney these things are expressed–which sentimentalizes them, and therefore trivializes them. in The Invention of Solitude, p. 131 adaptation, […]

cannibalism and collage

i think i can claim that a piece of mine (such as Auto-timer performance) has a cannibalistic approach (or appropriative nature, in other words) in it, if we agree with David Hockney that this piece of Van Eyck relies in collage as much as his own Pearblossom Highway does.

smiling and enjoying your work as an artist

when you doesn’t smile after an artistic performance, you deprive the right of the audience to enjoy it. it is the responsibility of the artist to allow people to enjoy the work. avantagarde/edgy work can possibly make people feel they don’t quite understand it. by smiling, you help them. also often the artist doesn’t really […]