Monday, January 17, 2005

King National Holiday

MSNBC - Transcript for Jan. 16: "I refuse to allow myself to fall into the dark chambers of pessimism, because I think in any social revolution, the one thing that keeps it going is hope, and when hope dies, somehow the revolution degenerates into a kind of nihilistic philosophy which says you must engage in disruption for disruption's sake." said Dr. King, August 13, 1967.

There are many whom make art that hides behind a presumed chaos or lack of order. Following the September 11, 2001 attack and the Christmas tsunami, I wonder if any artist can truly represent a random world that has an order that is way beyond a few scattered blocks arranged on the floor of a gallery. Like the game of Boggle we can shake the dice and roll them all we want and never learn anything about the future or hope or change.

People die when dreams are lost....


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