—not having the internet at home is becoming less enjoyable and more of a burden, for when I want to do things like “apply to jobs” and “post to blog” or “research something while working but not wanting to deal with a mobile interface”—

Have increasingly been thinking about the juxtaposition of living in today’s media-heavy, content-focused world: the dissolution of language creates a field of anarchy within the concept of contemporary art1 but also disrupts the social connection between art and broader meaning2. Artists—or those who would be called such in today’s late-capitalism version of Pop Art—and their supporters can say Haters gonna hate in the face of any critique and be applauded for their independence

(not that I am one to be in favor of critics or their field, yet the relationship of the critique of art versus its application is a form of social balance and has also just turned into another form of clickbait)

It’s not like this really matters in a day-to-day, practical-application kind of way. But art and the culture which surrounds it often influences the world in surprising ways, and if the world of creativity is wrapped up in defining itself against the pressures of the constant consumer economy then what hope do we have with politics?

  • Which I am for
  • Which I am against

Socio-existential Balance

09:00 on 12 September 2018

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