“We are oscillating above the harsh vs. soft vision of reality that is closely linked to the artist’s perception of the body in its physical, cultural, and psychic dimensions. The group of portraits shown at our exhibition intends to question how we understand and relate to inherent aspects of human experiences, such as uncertainty and eccentricity, but also to culture and the symbolics that make it identifiable. “-Arthur Sopin and Andreas Rod
“EVENTUALLY I WON MY POINT, WHICH WAS: – “I AM AN ARTIST, AND THAT TAPE IS ONE OF MY ARTWORKS, AND IT BELONGS TO ME.” YES, THEY CAN HAVE A COPY. I HAD A POINT OF VIEW AND A REASON TO FIGHT. ON THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW I SAID: “LITTLE BROTHER WATCHING BIG BROTHER.” THAT WAS A BIG STATEMENT, AND MILLIONS OF PEOPLE SAW THAT. IT MEANT THAT ANY INDIVIDUAL WITH A CAMERA (WHICH CAN BE A POWER WEAPON USED TO PROTECT ONE’S DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS) CAN HOLD THE AUTHORITIES AND THE POLICE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS ON THE STREET! THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF A WHOLE NEW DIGITAL AGE. “
“What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is related only to objects and not to individuals, or to life. That art is something which is specialized or which is done by experts who are artists. But couldn’t everyone’s life become a work of art? Why should the lamp or the house be an art object, but not our life?”
― Michel Foucault
THE SON OF SEX PISTOL’S MANAGER MALCOLM MCLAREN AND VIVIENNE WESTWOOD HAS SET FIRE TO MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PUNK MEMORABILIA ON THE BOAT ON THE RIVER THEMES.
Keep your halos tight
I’m your god or your guardian
Keep your halo tight
One hand on the trigger, the other hand in mine
Because now, cupid carries a gun
Now, now, cupid, cupid carries a gun.
Whether in business, the professions, the arts, or in personal and community life, such skills are essential in fostering The Group Projects or the Social Artistry, which will lead to constructive change. Conversely, without these skills, collaborative activity tends to degenerate into the kinds of petty bickering which gives “committees” their reputation for inefficiency and interpersonal vulnerability.
Frank E. Weinert and Rainer H. Kluwe psychologists explain that Role-Playing develops a capacity for metacognition (or dialogue with unconsciousness) the ability to think about the ways one thinks. It is a natural result of the exercise of role-distance, the shifting between the role of the part being played and the role of the actor in the conference with the director about how that part should be performed. The resulting “choosing self” is a psychological complex that represents a degree of mental flexibility that is a step beyond the ordinary rational level of consciousness because it deals with the realistic capacity to shift among some different frames of reference. It may even be that this type of mental flexibility represents the next step in the evolution of consciousness.
” My best talent is the ability to turn everything into a light game. I try to approach everything I do with a sense of playfulness. I play games. Even in the projects that demand a lot of energy and effort. I make choices to try to sustain the playful quality that we had when we were kids – to avoid limiting myself and to use my imagination freely. We must never forget how to play: So many great things can come out of it!”
” I feel like the running and me creating music is part of the same thing. I can feel my body when I run, and I also feel the music, whenever I do both, I feel like my mind is free and not disturbed by a lot of thoughts. It makes me feel complete.”
“THE FIRST RULE OF PAINTING IS TO TAKE EVERYONE ELSE OUT OF THE EQUATION. I AM THE VIEWER, SO IDON’T UNDERESTIMATE MY VIEWERS. THEY SEE EVERYTHING, AND I JUST HAVE TO ASSUME THAT THEY ARE ME. I CAN’T PAINT FOR ANYONE ELSE. IT’S ALL ABOUT HAVING THE COURAGE TO SAY THIS IS FINISHED AND THEY HAVE TO KNOW THAT I AM THE BOSS IN PAINTING. It’s LIKE BEING A SOLDIER BECAUSE I HAVE TO BE HARD AS FUCK TO FALL IN LOVE WITH THESE THINGS AND LET THEM GO.”
” TOGETHER WITH KUNSTHALL OSLO AND MUNCH MUSEET IN MOTION, WE HAVE AN EXHIBITION PROGRAMME ATTRACTING A HIGHLY VARIED AND BROAD ART CROWD TO THIS AREA. AND A BIT FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD THE MUNCH MUSEUM AND MAIN LIBRARY TOGETHER WITH THE OPERA HOUSE, ALL THAT WILL FORM A RARE AND POWERFUL CENTRE FOR THE ARTS. I BELIEVE OTHER GALLERIES WILL FOLLOW SOON TOO.”
“Suppose I were to give you a key ring […] with a hundred keys, and I was to tell you that one of these keys will unlock it, this door we’re imagining opening in onto all you want to be, as a player. How many of the keys would you be willing to try?’
‘Well I’d try every darn one,’ Rader tells Lyle.
‘Then you are willing to make mistakes, you see. You are saying you will accept 99% error. The paralyzed perfectionist you say you would stand there before that door. Jingling the keys. Afraid to try the first key.”
― David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest
” AN ARTIST’S VALUE TO THE TRIBE IS WHAT HE/SHE CAN DO TO SUPPORT AND KEEP IT VITAL AND VIBRANT. TO DO THIS, AN ARTIST HAS TO BE ENGAGED AND AWARE OF WHAT OTHER MEMBERS OF THE TRIBE ARE DOING AND SUPPORT THEM.”
” THEY NEED TO RECOGNIZE THE “CULTURAL INDUSTRY” AND REALIZE THAT CONSUMING ITS PRODUCTS WILL HAVE THE SAME EFFECT ON THEIR MINDS AS EATING JUNK FOOD HAS ON THEIR BODIES. THEY NEED DETOX FROM COMMERCIAL JUNK AND BALANCE THEIR CULTURAL DIET WITH “RAW ART”. “
http:// HILDE: – 9. MARS BLE ET ULLENT SNAPSHOT FRA ET KUNSTFOTOSHOOT MITSU, ARTHUR, ANDREAS OG JEG […]
” We are ordinary people with an extraordinary passion for music. “
“MY STATEMENT IS: LIFE AIN’T EASY, IT’S SIMPLE. IF YOU BELIEVE IN SOMETHING, JUST-DO-IT-YOURSELF. I THINK EVERYBODY SHOULD FOLLOW THEIR DREAM, CAUSE YOU’LL ONLY HAVE ONE TICKET. LIVE A LITTLE FOR FUCK’S SAKE.”
“RIV AV DEG ARMANI-DRESSEN OG DRA DEG UT PÅ GATA! ”