Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences.
- Roy Ascott
That solves a lot of problems: we don’t have to argue whether photographs are art, or whether performances are art, ...because we say, ‘Art is something that happens, a process, not a quality, and all sorts of things can make it happen.’
…[W]hat makes a work of art ‘good’ for you is not something that is already ‘inside’ it, but something that happens inside you — so the value of the work lies in the degree to which it can help you have the kind of experience that you call art.
- Brian Eno
- Brian Eno
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I've been reading this quote in class for weeks and probably will keep reading it for many more. It just aligns so well with what we've been talking about as far as getting on our mats and making shapes. Each pose is a shape, like an art work is an object. Like a letter each pose is a shape and communicates something individually. The poses collectively tell a story like letters when you string them together into words to form a sentence. But it's important to think about the poses as triggers for experience of what it's like to live in the landscape of YOUR skin, muscles, bones and breath. We speak these shapes, we make them beautiful through our understanding of them as opportunities for experience. And it's a PROCESS, a language we learn to speak individually and all together at once.
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