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August 4, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Category: Art, Society, Web

Playwrights write plays about playwrights.  Television and film script writers tell stories about script writers.  Novelists write about novelists.  Artists paint artists.  Dancers dance what it’s like to be a dancer dancing.

And so we all at times live our lives as if we were living our lives.  We become artists creating ourselves.  Or rather, we engage in the process of providing an avenue for the emergence of creative forces in our lives.

The American obsession with independence suggests we indulge our inner Van Gogh or other explorers of unique cutting-edge manifestations of inner turmoil by suffering creatively, or at least dramatically.  A society heralding independence without interconnection leads to lives and art forms characterized by alienation and individuals heroically alone.

Our lives and art are changing as the cult of individuality is transformed.  It’s as if some skinny Western gunslinger, a half good, half bad guy, fell in love with a 300-pound, universally loved, big-hearted prostitute and found himself integrally connected to thousands of people he hadn’t known.

The web suggests one of those Venus figurines from tens of thousands of years ago.  Hypothesized to be the symbol of the spiritual serving matrifocal culture, these figurines perhaps represented an exaggeration of the female center of the tribe and a single image synthesis of birth, fertility, death and the cycle back to the beginning.

Associational, horizontal, diverse, egalitarian, transparent, ubiquitous and cheap, the web does not seem to have been born from a culture obsessed with independence and the ways that individuality can be encouraged.  It seems more a product of a goddess culture where everyone gets to be involved.

Pay attention to the emerging art forms that require several people to engage.  Where on the web are artwork intimations of connectedness appearing with several creators contributing to the process?

Where on the web are a group of writers writing about a group of writers writing about themselves, interconnected in their communications?


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