It is sweeter to wander with the wretched and outcasts than to sit crowned with roses at the banquets of the rich
Elisee Reclus

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Returning To 'Art'

'Today my utopia is rather unambitious. It lacks the heroic quality that marked the 60's. I wonder whether resistance resides in a return to the self, to art as a manner of thought, a manner of reflection, where uncertainty becomes apparent and strives to emerge in isolated, partial answers that address fragments of the present reality and help to modify our perceptions. To talk about what is ours, to discover what we are like, who we are, where we are

I wonder where we stand when we produce: do we produce from the parameters laid down by power or from the recovery of a space of our own, from individual proposals closely related to our history and experience?

Perhaps what we produce is not seen as militant, but as definitely political, insofar as we take politics to be our attitude to life and to other people. I believe this is a time for questioning. A time to accept the aesthetic experience as one of constant questining'

from 'When Silence Talks'
Graciela Carnevale May 1999

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