17 February 2015

It would be cool if, instead of explaining their work, artists just made more work

Man nothing makes me roll my eyes harder than someone very seriously explaining the themes and ideas present in their work


The other day I was watching an interview with David Mamet, and the interviewer said (I’m paraphrasing) “So what are you trying to do with your work?” and David Mamet responded with something like, “I have no idea what I’m doing. Paying my wife’s bills. She loves shoes. She calls money ‘shoe coupons'”

See, that’s cool. Knock it off with this other stuff

I am much more likely to trust someone who says “I have no idea what I’m doing” than someone who pretends they do