The word “art” is something the West has never understood. Art is supposed to be a part of a community. Like, scholars are supposed to be a part of a community… Art is to decorate people’s houses, their skin, their clothes, to make them expand their minds, and it’s supposed to be right in the community, where they can have it when they want it… It’s supposed to be as essential as a grocery store… that’s the only way art can function naturally.
Code sharing: diamond shape
- edit the amount of rows
- edit the colors
- edit how many times a color is used
generative background/identity system for an upcoming webshop
done in Processing, relying on the triangulation library you can find here: http://wiki.processing.org/w/Triangulation
I don’t think we need hope. I think we need imagination. We need to imagine a future which can’t be planned for and can’t be controlled. I find that people who talk about hope are often really talking about control. They hope desperately that they can keep control of the way things are panning out. Keep the lights on, keep the emails flowing, keep the nice bits of civilisation and lose the nasty ones; keep control of their narrative, the world they understand. Giving up hope, to me, means giving up the illusion of control and accepting that the future is going to be improvised, messy, difficult.
first test of the VENSTER prototype
in Western culture, ludic and non-competitive types of activity - while acknowledged as essential to our well-being- tend to be undervalued
Gesture differs from ordinary motion by possessing meaning; it is expressive movement that reflects vital force
There are dangers for an artist in any academic environment. Academia rewards people who know their own minds and have developed an ironclad confidence in speaking them. That kind of assurance is death for an artist.