Art/Activism

Just finished reading Aliens & Anorexia, and fresh in love with Chris Kraus

Talking about Thomas Gokey’s art/activism 31:00
CK: “Social practice infused with the drive and spiritual juice that makes it like art, this other type of mode of working and being at the same pitch and intensity…”
TG: “Maybe I should give up on the art world completely… I want to make art and be a human being.”

YM: “CK’s attention to the specificity of people’s lives…”

Mmm, nice. So true, so ‘feminine’. It’s this space she creates that feels a little like breathlessness, but is actually breathing room. Breathless because it’s exciting to feel like the specifics matter. Breathing room to live a life of emotions, ideas, politics and art, and feel as if that is enough.

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