This inspiring talk about how to keep on doing the creative things we do, getting rid of the fear of failure and oblivion, caused by focusing on the reaction or success that any of our creative work will have or what sort of impact will it cause to others by Elizabeth Gilbert; injects a good shot of grounding courage. Freeing our minds from the speculative concerns seem to liberate the imaginative genius that we all seem to share; fear just suppress that genius and takes us to a whole different dimension where mental instability and inspirational blocks will rule and direct our lives… pretty serious subject if you think deep about it!
Archive for February, 2012
My personal definition of ART is:
ok? that in my humble opinion. I was recently invited to an art show where among many outstanding and amazing performances that took place, and they all were really brilliant dance and theatrical pieces, except one performance which just caused me to write this article as no-one’s said anything about it; this one in particular that I am talking about, was a guy who brought a bunch of dead ducks and birds to perform an utterly disrespectful bloody indulgence with them going around the room while pictures of the organizers genitals were on display. That’s what some call ‘Modern Art’ and so I just want to express what I think about it.
The inspiration of many modern performing artists seem to aim at shocking and disgusting basic instincts, frequently they try too hard at showing off controversial ideas that collide with honest opinion rather than focusing on expressing their true talent. It is certainly true that art is about controversy, surprise and free expression but surely it has not to be at the expense of human and animal degradation, cruelty and vulgarly; anybody can tap into bizarre human degradation and call it art but is that really art? or just attention seeking antics that have no meaning?
In a world of tasteless reality shows where reality as such is as distant and diverted from what is real as a negative of a photograph of a subject to the subject itself, questioning arises; has tapping into the subliminal codes of vivid imagination lost its passionate appetite for some?
It appears that it is in our days that true inspiring art and hard work to attain it, such as those from iconic historical heroes, is becoming more of a distant memory; neither many artists are coming up with work that could help the aperture of the human mind into transcendence and cultural evolution in the main stream media and many just attempt to throw buckets of cold water of outrageous undermining indifference to people in search of true inspiration while regarding it as ignorance. They try to get rid of the past beautiful ideas in the name of originality taking all that was good with it as in a whole package and this is what many on modern art seem to do, nothing more that trying to represent a desperate attempt to grasp something new without any point of meaning to reference as to whether is good or not. And who am I to say all this? I am an Art Lover, just like many, spread around the world, from all walks of life…
I know that is apt to the art lover to judge this art from his/her point of perception but is it profanity and animal cruelty or disrespect for beings and nature art? or is that art for the sake of calling it art? Understanding art is not as simple…many will proclaim to be artists just for the degrees gained from the schools they’ve attended but true art understanding have less regard with degrees and more substance in the subliminal and even spiritual perception of the unknown true art lovers who evoke to a point of connection with their experiences and dreams as they go through the process of refinement of concepts which is a fundamentally subjective issue as cultural evolution itself, and consequently art shall be open to all sources of possibilities through real human experiences for art contains many faces for comprehension and many meanings for analysis.
For the sake of moral judgement, Art can not be superficially overview as if it were a simply esthetic or anti-esthetic item of subjective and subliminal irrelevance for in the end, it will feel as empty as a noisy drum. These irreverent attention seeking artists find prominent place in modern-day as setting up gigs and exhibitions become more popular and easy to access and to produce but as far as an art lover is concern, the filtering through what constitutes true inspiration must stand firm, as firm as a heavy boat standing in the midst of and avalanche of a flood, beginning with one’s self inner definition of inspiration and inclination.
Controversial called art disregard questioning and ridicule as being poignant but causing controversy is not the same great aim as causing inspiration and cultural transcendence, which makes you wonder if these artists are setting out to offend or they have a real need to create something from their deepest necessities of approval and ego conflicts?
I can’t believe I have not shared this movie here; this movie was such an aha moment few years ago when I watched it and such an exciting catalyst for research in the continuous longing to find answers that would make my perspective on my life make more sense; that I have taken for granted that everyone has watched before me! until I find many friends who say they haven’t.
So here it goes: “what the bleep do we know” a quantum physics theory that should be carefully taken with a pinch of salt and don’t be put off if the concept sounds so scientifically complex to you; it’s actually very simple and as you will see, there is a great gang which explains it very well. Get some pops and Enjoy!
When I started with this blog, I started it with the neutral intention to expose all what I would find interesting to explore in the light of expanding my vision in life in the broad physical. spiritual and intellectual spectrum that will at the same time be recorded not only for me but for those who can possibly bump into it and find the posts interesting enough to trigger personal perspective, opinion and some brainstorming in various issues.
It was never intended to attack any religion and still not at all! but I am afraid it is time to clarify ideas on the western idea of “God” which I grew up to accept for many years in my past, until I realised how obscure it was, and the curtain must fall down for eyes to be open with no trace of guilt or fear for what we have entangled ourselves to believe what “God” is; in order to evolve. It is always interesting to receive news from Acharya S as she proceeds further to her quest and the people and articles I find through her page “truth to be known”, facts ignored by the brainwashed millions which I used to be part of and the senseless distortion that is only preserved by FEAR of “hell” and “death” and the irrefutable justification given in their own minds!
Here is a video that gives a hint to explore this religious truth, if I may call it like that of what I am talking about; a God taken way too out of context?! 2012… it’s time to wake up! is that “God” really?
And to a brief into this apparently very awakening book written by Barbara G Walker who I need to know nothing about (although I shared an eye opener interview with her on blogtalk radio sometime ago,) to realise she makes a hell lot of sense. it is amazing when you actually realise the whole senseless of religion and the bible.
To link to a page dedicated to the book’s brief on “FREETOUGHTNATION” which is an amazing site; click on the cover: