Art and the Chronic Mind
For whom do I work?
It’s crucial to contextualise.
The space around art itself is more interesting.
When does the non-art component become the art?
Taking these non-artistic practices.
And applying them to an artistic practice.
As there are no limits to what art can be,
Could our performance be art?
In a learning environment, this is art practice.
But not an art work.
Even if your practice is product-based.
There’s no limit to a practice.
The placement doesn’t have to conclude.
With a product, but the experience itself.
Artists commonly suffer with a chronic state.
Of comparing themselves to one another.
Allowing it to be what it is.
The judgement and self-criticism falls away.
Relationships within institutions have become.
Distorted due to marketisation.
Art within all of this is potent.
There’s no right or wrong answer.
As long as you can back up why.
I make work for others.
Because as much as people say.
Your work should be what you want!
It must fulfill a brief, it must meet expectations.
If it doesn’t meet expectations, it has failed.
Art education has drilled into me that.
Whatever I make must fulfill something others desire.
This is my thought, not how I feel.
Enable me to redefine my individual practice.