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what value does art have in the world?
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For the pleasure of sharing ideas, through the poetry of the printed word
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The Working Title Museum
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what value does art have in the world?
2006.06.26 08:27

Work and church and sports bring people together a lot more than art does. Plus, art is just as capable of separating people.

The desire for art to bring people together is based more on economics (the desire for people to spend money) than it is on the art itself.

Personally, I like museums best when they are free and virtually empty of people.

And that Milton Glaser quote* is more non sequitur than anything else.


I wonder how many murderers have seen the Mona Lisa.

* "If you like Mozart and I like Mozart, then the likelihood of us killing one another has diminished."



what value does art have in the world?
2006.06.26 08:50

I also like museums that don't even exist....




what value does art have in the world?
2006.06.26 11:27

My tattoo used to say TABOO, but I got it changed to say TAUTOLOGY.



what value does art have in the world?
2006.06.26 19:28

...you just asked a very good question:
Is the enormous amount of effort and resources worth the output?

Rhetoric is cheap and uses very little resources, so I'd say let there be all the rhetoric that any artist wants. But, when it comes to enormous effort and resources, I too often wonder if the resultant art is worth it.

Personally, as an artist I am very "conservative" and/or frugal in that I pretty much try to only use what I have. And, indeed, my artistic goal at this point is to use up what I have. Plus, the whole virtual thing that I'm interested in is very much done in an effort to use "virtually" no resources at all.

Did you know I've done some artworks entitled Bombastic Piece?

For the pleasure of sharing ideas, through the poetry of the printed word
2007.06.26 11:55


I love being inspired, thus the new working title of my next book project is The Faux Failing Memory.

The interesting thing about the written word is that you can almost always tell when the author isn't being completely honest. At least I can.



For the pleasure of sharing ideas, through the poetry of the printed word
2007.06.26 12:33

Perhaps at first it's instinctual, and then, as one learns to trust one's instincts, it becomes a skill. That's at least the reader's part. The writer gives off clues within their style. Citing "failing memory" is often such a clue.



For the pleasure of sharing ideas, through the poetry of the printed word
2007.06.26 14:29

A plain old lie is for sure less honest than memory. Memories are mental reenactments, and, for sure, a reenactment can never be the original. Those are givens.

Yes, one can certainly tell an unwitting falsehood, and that's usually due to not knowing all pertinent information, or some such circumstance. Whereas to actually tell a lie means that indeed the liar does know the honest truth, but chooses not to express it. In which case the memory is indeed truthful, although the expression of the memory isn't truthful.




The Working Title Museum
2007.06.26

...an architectural novel entitled The Working Title Museum. It could be all the titles and something about them. I suppose there could be images/plans too.



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