You have to study that stuff. And I don’t mean study necessarily in the sense of literal schooling, but you’re drawn to things that make you seek out what they’re about. That’s studying … and it informs your character and it informs your talent.
—Bruce Springsteen, discussing his artistic influences.
|—||One of the disadvantages of both working with kids and having kids is that I invariably get really sick at least once a year. It’s like living in a Petri dish. As I’m currently battling the flu, the last few days have mostly entailed me lying on the couch and catching up on my podcasts, the best of which so far has been Bruce Springsteen being interviewed by Ed Norton on NPR’s Fresh Air. The interview was recorded this past September at the Toronto Film Festival where it took place in conjunction with the release of The Promise, a documentary that recounts the creation of Darkness on the Edge of Town. Bruce talks about the art of music in the same way Scorsese, who he quotes as having once said to him “a filmmaker’s job is to make the audience care about his obsessions,” talks about the art of movies. A simply phenomenal interview. (via johnnycaseinwonderland)|
I’m on a panel tonight with Clay at NYU. Should be interesting.
Take 5: Lawrence Weiner
from Letters to a Young Artist.
Why does engineering/math/science education in the US suck?
I think this could be applied to almost all kinds of education worldwide.
The work of Los Angeles-based artist Megan Geckler lies somewhere between art and design, with architectural installations that are assembled from thousands of strands of multicolored flagging tape, a plastic ribbon typically utilized by surveyors to demarcate space on construction sites.