- So, that old question; is this art?
I was going along with it until I got to [toss]”For him this act signifies a rebirth, a rite of passage, to pass from the world of the dead to that of the living”[/toss]
If it was me it would read.
“For him this act signifies a the chance to make a pile of cash whilst sitting inside a hollowed out bear”Posted 3 years agoedhornbySubscriber
yes it’s art, the person creating it has most likely been to art school and has received commission(s) to create the art, it would (one would hope) be part of a theme of work previously created and it will be presented (when complete) as a work of art in a gallery or other art context
real question is – do you like it or not? your response to this question is entirely valid, equally valid to anyone elses
who is paying for this?
more often than not, the artist themselves either by existing personal wealth or from previous sales/commissions. other options for funding are by being an artist in residence at an arts festival or charitable body (pretty rare), via the art college he’s attending or by direct commission (very rare)
if he’s had art works bought by charles saatchi or a select few other investors, the price of his output will rocket and he can use this as leverage to fund other stuffPosted 3 years agoBigDummySubscriber
I’m quite excited by this. It’s quite difficult to see how it functions as regards the people who are not in the bear: we can’t really empathise, as self-inflicted holidays inside a bear are something none of us really do. If we did, it would not be remarkable. So we almost have to take his word for it that the act is significant for him. Otherwise we end up simply reflecting that, once you’ve been a fortnight in a bear it must feel very nice to get out and stretch. So we have to freight him with all humanity’s curiosity, all our expectations, fears and desires in the previously little-thought-about matter of spending a fortnight in a bear. We have to day to ourselves “this man goes into the bear so that we can know ourselves, and how we are in the bear”. It seems significant, but it’s hard to know what it means for us. I am thinking here of Seraphim Falls, where Pierce Brosnan jumps out of the dead horse and give sLiam Neeson a nasty fright, or of Empire Strikes Back and Solo putting Luke into the eviscerated corpse of a patrol Tauntaun to keep him warm, but also of Legeneds of the Fall and an elderly Brad Pitt punching a bear, as is his destiny. There are so many layers of meaning to unpack.Posted 3 years agoBigButSlimmerBlokeMember
Confused – will he be walking about scaring kids and ripping their arms out, sh*tting in the woods, dancing at carnivals, doing fake survivalist programs and doing other bear type things, or just sitting in a box which happens to be made of an old bearskin? if the latter, I’d be a tad more impressed if there were some live wolves and no fences involved.
BigDummy, that’s very impressive – my eyes just slid over that like the grease of a Friday kebab.Posted 3 years ago
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