Mythology Creation.

This can be done by an entire culture over centuries,

Or by a small group or even a single person over singular years. Their work may then be expanded upon and perhaps even realized by following generations. Take for example, Jules Verne’s all-electric submarine, or Star Trek’s warp drive, and holodeck.

Because it’s one of those days: I feel discouraged and therefore brain-dead. But trying to keep showing up.


RE: eleanorsbuzz: “TBC? Are you sharing a documentary?”

—› It’s strange it’s possible to open a post for replies and yet you can’t answer them in any proper way except to message the person or edit the post.

Anyway, perhaps I misunderstand the question or its intent, but no. TBC as in “to be continued” because this is a topic I’ll be writing more about, when I’m able.

…artists don’t make objects. Artists make mythologies.

Anish Kapoor, in an { interview } with BBC Radio 3.

Wonderful, like the lifting of a weight. I’m glad to receive that, now.
I don’t want to talk too much but I want to explain, if only to myself, the provocation…
The desire of Our time is to make something real, in the face of Art as always isolated, untouchable, in the white box, expensive, and so on. We don’t intend for it to end up that way, that part of it is just the business. Art becomes non-art when it’s made to sit in the white room. Why? What is the point there, unless it’s ironic?* Much of the actual intention of Art is to bring our Inner World, which is very Real to us, forth into existence because we believe in the truth of it, and because of our dissatisfaction with the non-existence of those things and ideas in our physical world, wherein the “real” consists of what is mass-produced, branded, available to everyone, spotless, professional-looking… for example, students of modest means spending boatloads of money on sending their portfolios out to be made, versus creating one-of-a-kind books, which may have a wrinkle or two and some glue where it shouldn’t be. The former looks more like something. How strange… isn’t it?

So it isn’t that the work of creating a mythology is any easier than a Real object, but that it makes more sense — we will not last, things will not last… but ideas, ephemeral as they seem, travel through time most heartily.  

*Contemporary art pulls this one a lot. That idea had it’s place, but it’s tiresome now.

And then I’ve got to look for, having made it I’ve got to look for some deeper meaning, for some reason for this thing to be in the world. There’s enough stuff in the world…” (A.K.)