Sunday, December 13, 2009

Artist Statement Generator

Ever notice the reoccurance of the same, seeminly purposefully confusing words in artists' statements?

Some of it is genuine; a real overlap of intent and the commonality of the language attempted in art itself.
Some of it is learned artspeak leftover as a kind of artschool hangover when the entire purpose of academia was to be more negative than supportive.
Some of it just might be a result of a purposely collective database of common terms and phrases that sound smart because they are pure obfuscation.
(the definition of obfuscation is, itself, worth looking into)

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