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Re: blog post

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Simon Biggs <[log in to unmask]>

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Simon Biggs <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 31 Mar 2011 23:21:59 +0100

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Hi Mez

Output is loaded differently - and different can be destablising. I like Tim
Ingold's use of the term "improvisation".

It is easy to get your knickers in a knot about the ideological basis of
words. All words have baggage. They are made and used by people. It is
unavoidable. They can be reclaimed, if only temporarily. Be aware of the
baggage. You can still use the words but you need to constantly reinvent
them. That's what poetry is good for... (is it OK to use the word
"poetry"?).

The problem with "art" is the "art world", which has become a horrible
monster servicing corrupt oligarchs and washing dirty money. Too many
artists, perhaps most, are playing that game. It is sickening. How do we
reclaim art when people like this have it in their slimy paws?

"Creativity" is a term that was corrupted by new Labour and is being used in
an instrumental fashion by the current wave of neo-liberal administrations.
Nevertheless, it a far less disturbing term than "art" - which is really sad
for somebody who wanted to be an artist from the age of 5 and has been since
their teens. It's been my life.

But abandoning the term (and the "world") is a form of release.

Best

Simon


On 31/03/2011 23:06, "mez breeze" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> ...how about "output"?:
> 
> "My entire process/practice/orientation [probably best to wrap it all up
> under "output"] is part of the same desire base that drives my life:
> balance. + I don't mean a diluted pop_psychology concept of balance, I mean
> the idea of operating from a cluster of entangled principles that allow 4 a
> sustainable>integrated existence that takes *all* of life's [my life +
> others] variables [context, environment, perception, etc] into account. As
> empathy is a *crucial* component of a balanced life, overt competition +
> Capitalistic pursuits sit fundamentally ill-@-ease with me. That's not to
> say this system is static [it's far from it] + that it doesn't allow for
> radical spiking in terms of phenomenological flow/activity. For eg, I've
> been extremely careful my entire career to avoid falling into a careerist
> trap where all that's done is focus on wurk [to the extent that other life
> elements become impoverished/permanently skewed]. In light of this,
> separating out distinct creative modes ["poetry">"code">"theory"] seems
> almost pointless in terms of my output: I also acknowledge the majority of
> people need to do so as labels = comfort. My adherence to [Relational]
> Holism <http://abyss.uoregon.edu/%7Ejs/glossary/holism.html> is so
> encompassing that it's difficult to tease my output into various
> compartments that allow for examination + boxed/easy comprehension [same as
> with my entire life orientation:)]. So, to try to answer your question: my
> output is continuous[ly morphing] = intertwining through my entire existence
> state...without getting too wafty, let's just say
> me+myoutput=curiosity_based+play_loaded+empathetically
> challenged+[reuse|cycle]adaptive?"
> 
> from: http://badatsports.com/2011/mezangellen-w-mez/
> 
> chunks,
> mez
> 
> 
> On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 8:56 AM, Simon Biggs <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
>> Perhaps we need a new word then.
>> 
>> 


Simon Biggs
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