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Author Topic: Burning Man 2009: anyone going?  (Read 8926 times)

Alex C

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Re: Burning Man 2009: anyone going?
« Reply #50 on: 13 Aug 2009, 23:30 »

Art doesn't have an immediate, practical value to others in most cases; I generally view art as shit I think is fairly pretty and stuff that isn't. Whenever I create something, I always feel like it was an utterly masturbatory exercise when I'm finished, so perhaps it's better to say that I don't give a crap about creating any more art. Of course, I feel this way about an awful lot of things I do (trust me, this definitely applies to my forum posting and internet use in general); art is merely a noteworthy case because unlike some of my other time wasters people concede the activity a certain degree of legitimacy because it's viewed as a creative venture. Basically, I always kinda feel like I could be doing better, so I suspect there'd be some angst involved following a week in which I wandered the desert helping people make their vehicles look like mythical creatures. That said, I'd still value that more than I'd value a lot of my other activities; I do like interacting with other people, after all, it's just that at this point "What should I value?" is a question I'm not sure I really know the answer to.

Trust me, I don't pretend to consider any of what I just typed to be necessarily well-adjusted, but when I stop to actually question the things I do with my life that's what I come up with.
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Re: Burning Man 2009: anyone going?
« Reply #51 on: 28 Aug 2009, 15:33 »

I'm leaving tomorrow morning.  I will return the 10th of September, with stories and hopefully pictures (I don't have a camera, I'm thinking about getting a disposable one, but I'm also thinking that I might just not want to take any pictures and let other people take care of that).


also at one point mid-sex she asked me "what do you think about commercialism in art?"
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