Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences. (Roy Ascott’s phrase.) That solves a lot of problems: we don’t have to argue whether photographs are art, or whether performances are art, or whether Carl Andre’s bricks or Andrew Serranos’s piss or Little Richard’s ‘Long Tall Sally’ 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 (via jessiethatcher)
I could reblog/post this every day as a constant reminder.
i’m sick of goodbyes
That time of our exile changed my life personally…it endowed me with a sense of the texture of history that has stayed with me to this day…it moved me to profound wonder and joy and fury… — Laurie R. King, The Beekeeper’s Apprentice
I went through old photos today, and I began to remember the things I so desperately fought to forget. My purple sundress and a picnic in the park. We bought ice cream from a vendor and shared as we sat on the grass. A night at your place, when we sat in the hall and pretended not to think of the inevitable separation the future would bring. We found markers and you drew faces on my leg. Laughing as you got lost in your duvet cover; how I always tried to steal all your pillows when we lay on your bed to watch our favorite tv shows. The day we cut your hair in the kitchen, and the softness of your curls as I ran my fingers through your hair.
(Source: british-in-the-heart, via loveoflondon)
my friends are always so happy to see me!
#SaveSouthbank #LongLiveSouthbank http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/lambeth-council-southbank-centre-boris-johnson-arts-council-england-stop-the-relocation-of-the-southbank-skate-park
I couldn’t imagine London without the skate park on Southbank.