"I am like a moon that shines on an immense, unknown sea where ships never pass”

William Kentridge in Melbourne at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

Art Blart

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Wise words from the master. Paul Strand said that the work becomes more your own once you remove ego out of the equation. Perhaps not remove ego, but in Jung’s sense integrate ego into the Self through the process of individuation. Then a more holistic, less grasping art might appear.

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“One often thinks of seeing as a completely natural activity – your eyes open, there is the world in front of you, you’re not doing anything, just seeing. But what the studio and the process of making images demonstrates is that the activity of seeing is about constructing the world, constructing coherence… We are very involved in building coherence, in taking fragments that come from all places and acting as if there is a single coherent narrative.”

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“I think to be an artist one does need a lack of self-consciousness, not thinking too hard about ‘What am…

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One response

  1. possibly the epitome of awareness.
    he’s one of my favorite artists. thanks for sharing!

    May 31, 2012 at 9:51 am

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