@setareh_gh Maintenance Manifesto response
Am I right in reading this as an exhibit/installation proposal? I guess that’s interesting, because the general gist seems to be that the “art” isn’t actually “art” but rather just… doing of action. I think it really just brings back up that whole “what is art/what isn’t art/what can/what can’t be art” debate that’s been going on since Duchamp’s Fountain. Still a topic I could talk about for hours, but nothing very new or innovative. Something I’m a little confused about is the last bit where she talks about “earth maintenance;” how exactly does she plan on ‘maintaining’ a jar of polluted air? Is she just going to run it through a filter? I don’t know, the way she just kind of waves it off with a “it will happen” without touching on the specifics kind of irritates me. “It will be done by myself or scientists” just sounds so… nothing. Like, which is it? You or scientists? Are you not promising you’re going to do these things yourself because you don’t even know if the things you’re proposing are possible or not? Ugh.