This morning Arzu and I dove into chapter four of unfolding practice, intended to unpack and demystify the roles, purposes and processes of different kinds of artists
here’s a mini rant I posted on Facebook in response to an old friend of mine provoking me with the following questions:
Friend:Was wrestling with this idea tonight listening to Howard Zinn interview where he was pointing out how eu outspends us on art and I was asking how many diseases has art cured, how many lives does art save, what value is art?
Me: artists synthesize,envision, reframe, catalyze, trigger, persuade, inform, translate, narrate, hybridize, bridge, connect, invent, explore multiple perspectives, predict, analyze, observe, think systemically, inquire creatively, critique, provoke and take part in conversations about the crucial issues of our time
Arzu and I used this rant as part of the raw material for this morning’s work session