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Abandon Originality.

14th October 2014.


Abandon originality

Abandon self-promotion

Abandon individuality

Revel in individuality

Yes to process

No to product

Yes to product

Art on a small scale

No to the market

Yes to earning a living

Communication

No to trying

Yes to trying

Yes to politics in art

No to politics in art

(it’s there anyway)

Process as politics

Art as a challenge to consumerism

Emotional

Formal

Yes to awareness

Yes to working class

No to bureaucracy

No to feeding the institutions

Yes to feeding us all

(and not just spiritually)

Yes to being aware of power

Yes to vulnerability

No to status

Not to hierarchy

Yes to roles of different but equal power

No to the possibility of ever owning art

Abandon trying to be anyone

Abandon trying to be anything

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