Friday, 15 May 2009

Artistic creation

Trying to get it clear in my mind why this waxbanks line seems to me so wrongheaded: 'Artistic coherence is mainly a characteristic of work done in good faith--' (Just that line, really; not the rest of the excerpt). It goes on ' that gets out of its own way' which is closer to the truth; but nonetheless there seems to me something quite distorting in porting-over the concept of acting 'in good faith' from normal human interaction to the realm of artistic creation. What's needed is something closer to (if not quite) artistic action in bad faith ...

I appreciate that I'm not really thinking about music when I say so.

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