Tuesday, September 28, 2021

 "...I was turning outward and starting to take the non-human world seriously, my sense of meaning was shifting from something that was entirely about me and authored by me outward into this more collaborative, reciprocal, interdependent, exterior place that involved not just me but all of these other ways of being that I could make kinship with. And when you make kinship beyond yourself, your sense of meaning gravitates outwards into that reciprocal relationship, into that interdependence." Richard Powers in 9/28/2021 Ezra Klein interview

Sunday, September 26, 2021

 "I believe that work just doesn’t exist inside of the bubble of the art world; I want it to exist within the world as we live in it... I see it as a kind of moral responsibility to engage with some of the difficult aspects of the world, to make work that matters beyond its own material and formal existence and to make work that provokes questions." 
Dawoud Bey (interview with NYT 2021)

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

 “One of the things story tells us is that things keep evolving and changing, that the story is dead if you don’t change it, it won’t be relevant, it won’t be compelling, if you don’t keep making something new out of it.” Maria Tatar

Thursday, September 16, 2021

 “I think art is another way to try to exercise your imagination at connecting incongruous things. It’s a way to say, hey, reader, let’s work together and practice and train our imagination to connect things that you don’t readily think of as connected. And then that maybe becomes a little bit political, because I think the solution going forward is we need to have a much more planetary perspective.”
Anthony Doerr