“Leaders” in the arts have long fought to have them thought of as industries. (I guess they wanted to be Leaders of Industry.)
Congrats, we’ve proved it! Industrial collapse!
To take the waves of lay-offs and closing personally is to ignore the social and economic systems we are entangled in.
Most of my life I’ve spent loving and standing with people as we demand the state do better.
Sparking, collecting, sharing. – In the “shock” of the new perspective, we come to understand our old world view to be sorely lacking. We rush to headlines and lists that promise to confirm and maybe fill in some of the intellectual and historical gaps. Because those gaps seem so common amongst “our” friends we share […]
What else could be true? For me, this is not an “art for art sake” / “follow your heart” thing that ignores the relation with context and community but the opposite – an admission of the entanglement and complexities.