“Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit, all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.”
I like when fashion copy liberally uses the word “game.” It’s so funny. Her shoe game is real. Her accessories game is on point. BB Cream is a game-changer. I guess this feels even more pertinent b/c of how everyone in my life is playing the Kim Kardashian game, which I believe is based off of gathering various hairstyles and expensive clothing so you move up in social status. But I’ve definitely used “game” in a style sense many, many times in various snappy fashion writing jobs I’ve had and never fully realized its weirdo implications. STYLE IS A GAME AND WE’RE ALL PLAYING/LOSING. :) :) :)
"Menial jobs can become a source of friction. “If you won’t take out the garbage, you’re not much help to me,” Vito Acconci said. Mimi Gross said that she has a much easier time with female assistants because they are more willing to do housekeeping and office tasks than males. “When I had a small child, I’d ask a female assistant to babysit while she was in the studio,” she said. “I wouldn’t ever think of asking a male assistant to watch my child. If you ask them to do something they don’t want to do, they won’t focus on it and do it badly.”
I keep waiting for the contemporary art world to not consistently disgust me, but it just doesn’t stop.