Spenser Theberge dancing to “Ne Me Quitte Pas”
This is absolutely beautiful
"An artist, I imagine, is always falling in love with everything."
Clive Bell, “The Artistic Problem.” (via dismas)
Documentary about Deborah Hay
so obviously, i’m reading a book right now called Who Cares. it’s three roundtable discussions about the topics of activism in art, the importance/unimportance of beauty, and how american war culture changed contemporary art practices. i highly HIGHLY recommend it. it’s dense writing, but incredible and informative.
"The capacity to communicate in ways that escape the traps of reductive thinking - that’s the definition of beauty."
Paul Pfeiffer, Who Cares
"Every time we speak of the ‘institution’ as other than ‘us,’ we disavow our role in the creation and perpetuation of its conditions"
"The greatest lie that we can ever internalize from authoritarian culture is that we are helpless to do anything."
Steve Kurtz, Who Cares
"The politics of any work of art unfold in the present tense moment of the work’s presentation. That’s the politics of the work: What mood does it mobilize? What mood does it capture? Does it create a new ground for emotions, or the ground for new emotions? What discourse does it produce? These are the political questions of art."
"I think that the problem at the moment is finding a way to produce an anti-war culture. That’s a larger problem than simply protesting the war. We need to find a way to foster a counter-culture, which means fighting the battle at the level of mood, not just giving information. How do we create an alternative emotional landscape?"
Gregg Bordowitz, Who Cares