when it comes up i brace myself take a deep breath and call myself an artist.
as a way of being FOR art FOR a tradition of willful (rather than submissive) practices - that I am not ready to give up on. being the most artist that I can be which is to be free and connected and alert and part of a conscious shaping force of the whole ecology of ideas, beings and things.
re-claiming art now and using my elbows the best I can to make some space for future art freedoms
Yesterday morning I went to get my New York Times as I do every Sunday. As I unwrapped the rolled up paper (yes I’m talking about the physical paper edition) I wondered what image would appear on the front page of the first day of 2012. This the leading newspaper in the US surely would bring in the new year with a powerful image of what is to come. Which is why I went through a rollercoaster of thoughts when I revealed this image as the front page.
The twelfth in a series of 10-minute videos about the adventures and frustrations of an ordinary (but rather hirsute) General Practitioner. Dr Hairy attempts to work out how to deal with a case of possible domestic violence - with hilarious results!
Art as a tool for activists to raise awareness and rally people to their cause is now widely spread over the Internet. Art applied to the digital era is by essence democratized. Away from museums and expensive exhibitions, it also uses technology available to the masses. Combined with awareness, observation and a critical mind web art leads directly to global dialogue traditionally channelled, triggered and controlled by mass media and journalism within the limits of a specific audience. It has also become a political tool.
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