Marina Abramović has said somewhere that art has to tell the truth. I’m sure of it but I can’t recall where now because I haven’t been keeping a running notebook of how my research into her words and her works have been thought through. I’ve just been performing it as I go.
If I can’t show a running notebook demonstrating the clarity of my thought, then it’s not academic philosophy (by the way that I learned it) so it must be some kind of other art! I’m mostly saying that because I read somewhere else today that Marina is tired of being asked whether what she is doing is art or not art.
The weird thing is that when I performed ahhh_i_iv_v of the Helium balloon fractal: see attached – I didn’t know yet that Marina was tired of being asked the question. All I knew was that Marina speaks in A minor, and that if I was going to perform her in her own words, I’d have to do it in A minor. That’s why it ended up being a ’round’ that was based in the first place on a memory that I have of singing my part of Three Blind Mice beside a campfire on the Shuswap Lake while someone else was singing Frère Jacques, and in the second place on an A minor chord progression that goes
Come to think of it, we both saw the same bear outside our tent later that night, but no-one else believed us.