Just have to throw a pitch here for the movie Rivers and Tides for
anyone who hasn't seen it yet. Its a movie about Andy Goldsworthy
(with a Fred Frith soundtrack to boot) and it is absolutely stunning.
And, from the same director and probably even more relevant to this
list, is Touch the Sound which is an astounding movie about 'deaf'
percussionist Evelyn Glennie (also with Fred Frith).
Both are HIGHLY recommended.
> what Goldsworthy is coming out of is all DUCHAMP! as is most conceptual art
> (and all types that come out of conceptual art: site specific, earthworks,
> etc). goldsworthy going out into the forest and sewing leaves, he's an
> artist, and he's calling that "his art". (as opposed to painting, drawing,
> sculpture...) then what he does-instead of taking the actual objects (leaves
> of course would eventually degrade) is photograph it. most conceptual art is
> photo based or document based, since the idea is more important than the
> actual object....
> and for Goldsworthy-it's hard to sell sewn leaves, but photos of sown
> leaves, he can make a limited # of photo prints, sign them, and
> "instant-sellable art!" (yes, his name is big in the conceptual world)
> so to finalize: you cannot have "Art" w/o a context....
> fun discussion.
> From: mark francombe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: Do We Perceive Beauty in an Unexpected Context
> Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 01:34:42 +0100
> Ahh.. I love his stuff, simple and natural.. have to say I dont know much
> about him.. which I just showed rather well, but I hope my point still
> stands? That Art exists even without context. I think context, makes a lot
> of Art work, but as a pretty staunch Hater of so called public or corporate
> Art, sometimes it ruins Art too!
Till now you seriously considered yourself to be the body and to have a
form. That is the primal ignorance which is the root cause of all trouble.
- Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950)
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