Ouch. This video is kind of painful to watch (but it’s only 1:50 long). These are words from New Yorkers, on the spur of the moment, to describe what they think of “Art.”
I’m not sure if it’s the “Ummmmmmm” everyone starts with, the silence, or the lack of confidence they all show when they finally spit a word or two out that bothers me the most. The only people that display any conviction are those who use the word “hate” or curse.
One reason I pursued a career in the arts is because I believed art is something everyone has a strong feeling about. Generally, it’s a love/hate thing. Regardless, of whether you love it or hate it, you feel strongly about it. It makes you think and, more importantly, feel. But this video might have me giving a second thought to that premise.
[Thanks to the mega-talented and super-insightful artist, Tod Pardon, for introducing this video to me.]