Friday, 13 January 2017

How to educate people about your art...

How To Educate People About Your Art, RTomens, 2017

Educating people about your art is an incredibly important process if one is to not only attract visitors but also ensure that they are informed about how or why one does what one does so for starters do not address oneself as 'one' because despite being grammatically correct it sounds pompous as, in truth, does the idea that people really want to know how you make your art or why - if not pompous, then self-important, perhaps - and you are not important unless you are an artist who makes a lot of money - you are nothing, just another person showing their art on the internet, you lowly worm, you attention-starved, insecure person - wait, I called you a worm but:
   'Earthworms play an important role in breaking down dead organic matter in a process known as decomposition. This is what the earthworms living in your compost bin are doing and earthworms living in soils also decompose organic matter. Decomposition releases nutrients locked up in dead plants and animals and makes them available for use by living plants. Earthworms do this by eating organic matter and breaking it down into smaller pieces allowing bacteria and fungi to feed on it and release the nutrients.'
   Whereas you play no role of any importance.

You view my art by using those things on either side of your nose. If the information they provide does not make sense you will quickly close the tab. Much of my art uses text but it will not always make sense because I use it as a pattern, text-ure, shape etc, which is commonly know as 'Vispo', or 'Concrete Poetry'. Look at what I have done to text in the picture above. Some of it remains untouched, the rest represents the shattered remains of what once made sense to the person who wrote it. All of what I'm writing now is Vispo waiting to happen.

Some of my art includes clearly visible figures and/or objects which may or may not be solely representational of themselves regardless of context or in fact symbolise ideas outside of their original meaning with a view to subverting what their creators originally intended them to represent such as advertising a product. In turn, through my usage, they advertise my desire to both create art and alter notions of authenticity or actually 'change the past' if, by manipulating it, we can be said to be 'changing' what has already happened. I don't know. I am drinking coffee and listening to Demdike Stare. That is all I know for sure. Thank you for deigning to spend the time it took to read this. TTFN

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