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People don’t like to move too far from home, even in the 21st century. Despite the invention of trains, planes and cars, artists nowadays don’t venture much farther from their birthplaces then they did in the 14th century.

The best thing to do with anxiety is to turn it into art - Michael Lipsey


The best thing to do with anxiety is to turn it into art - Michael Lipsey

You have to be prepared to give creative work 150%. I hear a lot of young people talking about life/work balance, which I think is great when you’re in your 30s. If you’re in your 20s and already talking about that, I don’t think you will achieve your goals. If you really want to build a powerful career, and make an impact, then you have to be prepared to put in blood, sweat, and tears.

David Bowie on Stardust | Blank on Blank | PBS Digital Studios (by Blank on Blank)

"I never really felt like a rock singer or a rock star. I always felt a little bit out of my element"
- David Bowie

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Interview by Joe Smith

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elevenplay dance performance with drones at Spiral Hall (by daito manabe)

This is a collaboration developed by elevenplay×Rhizomatiks who has been the pursuing possibilities of relationship and interaction between the body and technology by interacting with a variety of hardware and devices such as robot arms and motor-controlled floating balls. In this new work, objects are arranged three-dimensionally in real space through a tracking technology and drone control system, and the work, in which dancers give performances, has been presented so as to find the possibility of a new bodily expression.

Brands are hungry for content and things to fuel that content to feed the social media beast. Artist tie-ups give them something to talk about
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. … No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.
Martha Graham


Christoph Niemann's artwork exploring commoditized warfare for MoMA's Design and Violence is, as expected, absolutely brilliant.

Pair with Niemann’s equally ingenious Abstract City

Think of yourself as a freelancer for life and always nurture your networks, no matter what. Avoid getting lulled into a false sense of security. To stay engaged, take control of your professional development. The alternative is rather feudal.
Things are changing, not because the power wants to change, but rather because the power is being pushed to change by ideas. The people, with today’s technology, already sense the light at the end of the tunnel.