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************************* Fiona M's
Ok, I gotta weigh in on this one. check this out
Oh, no, it's true then...artists are required to retreat from and revise their visions in order to be palatable to an audience. Um, this doesn't feel like being an artist really - sacrificing what makes your work original and expressive - even when - and maybe especially when it's problematic...those rejected pieces of Ben's sound fascinating and potent. What, the audience has to be protected from them?
And I reject the 'downtown dance snobs' label. I'm like, 'Bring it all on. Bring on the noble failures, the challenging statements, the journeys into deeply poetic even if kinda crazy visions.' The audience that is so 'sedate' that it has be carefully catered to - well, if the word snob is going to be used, I would more readily apply it to those fragile sensibilities.
I'm interested in people's authentic artwork, the more intensely felt, the better. What happened to 'Altogether Different'? Sounds like 'Altogether Adhere-to-a-Formula'. Was anyone else creeped out by this article?
<small>[ 03 March 2004, 03:52 AM: Message edited by: Stuart Sweeney ]</small>