Twitter Q&A: What is Art? Interview for Amanda's art book May 26, 2012:http://www.theshadowbox.net/forum/index.php?topic=40773.msg455289#msg455289
i totally forgot i promised to include an interview in the art book. fuck. the text is due tonight. you guys wanna interview me about art?
WARNING/DISCLAIMER: if I answer your question, it will be IN PRINT INA BOOK FOR EVER. so if you ask something stupid...posterity. etc.
@JustJon: What is your definition of art?
I think Art is honestly Art once you anybody calls it Art. Really Truly. Cooking is Art. Knife is Art. Sink is Art. Sandwich itself, Art.
@ianlafo: Do the doodles I make in boring meetings count as art?
fuck yes. doodles are obvious Art. and you'll have an easier time convincing someone of that than trying to convince them aboutthe sandwich
@gajjex: how do you define what makes an artist?
i think that answer is exactly like the Art answer. anyone can call themselves "an Artist". i know some some Artists who fail miserably at
actually ever making anything THEY call Art. and i know some people who don't call themselves Artists who make all Art all day long.
@DeliriumFishies: What is your favorite art movement?
im a big fan of the situationists. google them, they'd be really happy about that (even though all the founders are dead). i've had a poster
above my piano for many years on which i drew the situation slogan "VIVEZ SANS TEMPS MORT" = "LIVE WITHOUT DEAD TIME".
@PCV64: could communication be art?
HA HA!!!! ART is COMMUNICATION is ART! START AND END OF STORY TOTALLY. twitter is art. i've been practicing making twitter art for 4 years.
@LordReblik: Why do you think people make art?
i think people make Art because they Can and therefore Must. i think Art heals deep wounds inside that are otherwise un-healable and helps
everybody - Artist and Audience alike -see the world outside of the realm of practical survival/ getting to death as painlessly as possible.
Art is Food for the Human Soul. without it we starve and die.
@HayleyFiasco: is there such a thing as Art that is more harmful than beneficial?
no. all art must, must, must be allowed to manifest and exist whether or not you think it's "good" or "bad" or "politically incorrect".
ART SHOULD MAKE YOU THINK & FEEL. ART SHOULD MAKE YOU ANGRY & SAD & UNCOMFORTABLE. THE ONLY ART THAT IS HARMFUL IS THE ART THAT IS SAFE.
@PhuckYou_: Some people consider certain forms of art superior to others. Do you agree? example: music > designing paper clip figurines.
fuck those people.
@neilhimself: How do you cope with times when you like the artist but don't like their art, or like the art but dislike the artist?
i've learned more and more to separate the Artist from the Art. but mostly i have to admit: i can't do it. it's why I've gone out of my way
to avoid meeting some of my art-heroes (like morrissey). I don't want to poison my experience of their Art with the possibility
that their personality will influence me. and every time this subject comes up, it always come back to the fact that Wagner was a Nazi.
@gapingvoid: did you ever read Lipstick Traces, by Greil Marcus? One if my favorite books. Lettrists, situationists etc.
yes. i actually had to read for SCHOOL - for a class on performance art. it changed me forever. fantastic book. art bible.
@amandapalmer: LAST CALL
@amandapalmer: GREAT IDEA!! make a special link! RT @HayleyFiasco May I suggest that when you're done, ppl head over to http://TheShadowbox.net
@SatanInSingSing: do you have a favorite piece of art that you have made?
well, there's music. but in the visual art realm...i have a few. i'm really proud of a sketch I once did when I was about 18 of
a sculpture of cleopatra. i sat there for 3 days to draw it just to see if i could get it right. a lot of my relationship to visual art has
been about making sure i COULD DO it but not really WANTING TO. i don't have the patience usually to sit there for 5 hours to draw something
maybe i'll take a picture of it and put it in this book. why not? it's my book.
@LeahJaclyn: do you think that the artists intent or the audiences interpretation of art is more important?
i think the intent of the Artist can and should be appreciated, and it often helps the audience think and feel MORE about the Art. BUT
one a piece of Art leaves the Artist and goes out Into The World - it's not longer theirs. it belongs to the world, and people can and will
interpret things however they want. the Artist has no true ownership of the interpretation of their Art...only over the act of Creating.
@jocularfowl: Have you ever regretted any art you've made?
no. never. not once.
@amandapalmer: UPDATE @jocularfowl i said i've never regretting making a piece of art. well, that's a lie. i've had my weak moments. but they never stick.
@amandapalmer: all these people: @gajjex @ianlafo @DeliriumFishies @JustJon @jocularfowl @LeahJaclyn @SatanInSingSing @gapingvoid @neilhimself (more...)
and.... @PhuckYou_ @HayleyFiasco @PCV64 @LordReblik you're all going to be in the ART BOOK. thank you for your questions. you fucking rock.