WE WILL ALL BE ARTISTS IN THE FUTURE
WHY MAKE ART?
I’m going to make an assumption that, regardless of how successful you may or may not be, I wager that, when you pack your things up at the end of the day, you don’t feel like you’ve really taken part in high levels of self-actualization, meaning-making or connecting with the world at large in a way that really matters to you.
As I’m sure you’ve noticed, things aren’t looking good for us(as a country, as a planet) right now.
With right wing authoritarianism sweeping the globe, ignorance, prejudice, war, destruction, greed and tyranny are not far behind. We need your voice. We must speak out and speak up with art.
Art pushes things forward, art is what pushes antiquated ideas to extinction.
Art = Imagining a future and working toward it.
But the internet also keeps everyone in their own small circles, it keeps us all inlike-minded bubbles.
If we’re outraged, we need to do more than just preaching to the choir on fucking Facebook.
. If all we’re doing is writing a blog or telling our friends on Twitter or Facebook how we feel, that’s as good as being silent. & silence is complicity. – Silence is complicity. By not creating art, we’re sort of looking at the state of things and saying “I’m fine with this.”
WHY JOT A FEW LINES DOWN IN A FACEBOOK UPDATE ABOUT HOW YOU FEEL?
GIVE US A REAL UPDATE LIKE THIS:
The Idea Economy/Sharing economy
Everyone has something to say. The world needs to hear it. This is a new world, we connect through creative/artistic vulnerable endeavors.
WOMEN — the world desperately needs to hear your voice. We need to feminize the planet, fast.
We need to get harmonized & start thinking more holistically or we’re in big trouble.
Women of color, LGBT and marginalized people of every kind should be making art.
The world needs to hear what you have to say. You need to wake us up. We need to have our world shaken up… If we don’t, we may literally go extinct instead. We could nuke ourselves into extinction…we could have another holocaust, we could kill the planet and not be able to ever go back…
– The world is full of lonely people who are looking to connect, and connecting is a basic desire of ours.
-Making art is one of the best ways to connect with the world at large. Our immediate relationships are important, sure, but so is our relationship with the world at large.
– Silence is complicity. By not creating art, we’re sort of looking at the state of things and saying “I’m fine with this.” Our silence is complicity
– It’s highly therapeutic.
– It’s self-actualization – We are not complete in our workaday lives.
Art Connects All Disciplines
Creating art gives us the unique vantage point,
Creating art gives us the ability to research and bring together every discipline. From philosophy to psychology, sociology, economics, match, science….
Art is the Hub of it all.
You’ll hear musicians say that there are a couple of songs in every guitar. In other words, each guitar is unique, different— there are things you can pull out of one guitar that you can’t pull out of another. I will go even further and say that not only are there a couple of songs inside each guitar, but each guitar has entire topographies that can be extracted. This is a great metaphor for us as individuals. We are all unique, we all have worlds within us that we can and should extract.
Think about that.
You need to speak truth. your truth.
Art allows us to articulate our present state, our past, it let’s us ask a question and
Step back from the everyday noise and explore a deeper meaning.
Explore different terrain.
MAKE ART! IT’S INSIDE OF YOU!
DON’T WORRY ABOUT HOW — JUST START.