"Mangold challenges the typical connotations of what a painting is or could be"
This is why people think artists are annoying. What do those words even mean?
Next time, I think we should gather in one heap, the nutty committee, or Mr. Redden himself, who vote on the winning poster. Year after year we are exposed to the most unattractive, unimaginative abstracts that do not reflect the spirit and energy, albeit the artistic sides of Spoleto.
Think about it--An idea comes to mind for the next year's poster--I think a clever cartoon would serve the purpose. Place Mr. Redden as a comic book figure, an anti-hero, in the center, and enlarge his head twice the normal size.
I can't imagine what flows within the master's brain.
Not since the early to middle decade, we have are exposed to non-creative images that have absolutely no connection with the spirit of Spoleto, let alone Charleston.
This year, this quirky image is strikingly cold, barren. unimaginative, definitely antithetical to the soul of our city, and it's beautiful festival.
Far out suggestion--Why can't we establish a "Peoples Choice" poster competition, and anyone in our community can vote for the top poster.
Create a new review board.
Win-Win-Win! The poster art competition as a whole would also generate interest for the festival--draw attendees, and would give "Charleston" artists the opportunity to participate, instead of selected artists from outside of Charleston and South Carolina?
We could create an Awards Show event--a main event prior to the Festival next year. It could also fire up the community. It could also be part of the preview event for Spoleto.
Meanwhile, fire the bunch! Amen.
Lady Di, The Downtown Buzz
Every year I say, "This has to be the worst yet," and this year is no exception. Is this like the Emperor's New Clothes, where people are intimidated into believing that this utter horseshit design is "inspired?"
It is a shame that people are not versed in proper etiquette when attending "nice" events. To upset many others as a result of one's dislike of a production is just plain rude. We have cell phones going off, people talking during the performance, and other distractions to the paying public that are totally unnecessary. The names of these clowns should be noted and when they attempt to purchase tickets again, they should be refused.
Daisey consciously and recklessly exposed his Chinese translator to the "tender" mercies of the same Chinese government who persecuted and terrorized Chen Guangcheng. He gained her cooperation to help him enter the Foxcom factories under a fraudulent story, by assuring her that he would not disclose her role in the scam. Notwithstanding the notice in his show material that names may have been change, he used her real name and disclosed her role in his fraudulent activities in China. In fact the only time he sought to conceal her identity was when "This American Life"'s investigation threatened his notoriety and income. I would hope that the risks the translator took entitled her to a share of the income that accrued to Daisey and his business manager from this "theatrical" project. I don't expect that such arrangements will shield Daisy, his business manager, or the venues that continue to generate business income from this grossly reckless and negligent "project" from a recovery of damages sought by the translator or persons acting on her behalf for Daisey's irresponsible disclosure of her actual identity. Maybe Chen Guangcheng will be her attorney. Think of the narrative that would give rise to.
Only 12 tickets left for tonight - it's your last chance to see Joy Vandervort-Cobb in this amazing role!
Jake, that is a gorgeous instrument!
Wow. That IBT piece is brutal.
Arty: According to Spoleto reps, Daisey is still performing Agony and Ecstasy on Tuesday and his new show on Wednesday.
If anything, tech journalism is probably guilty of excoriating Apple and ignoring Sony, Microsoft, Amazon, Dell, and HP's use of Chinese manufacturers in their products.
Also, it would take a mountain of chutzpah for Daisey to talk about a "failure" of "journalism".
His performance is Tuesday June 5 and it was supposed to be
THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY OF STEVE JOBS
Thank you both for those awesome links. Here are some rather lame ones:
De nada. Thanks for Test Dept. - somehow, I've totally missed them. Of course, I never liked too much "industrial" anyway. Probably because I was listening to the "pop" form that the commenters on that vid were trashing.
Anyways, even outside of the commonly accepted lands of "music", there are some interesting things that can happen.
Or, maybe I should have listed the primer first:
(Even though he mentions "authenticity", although in this case, it's pretty much a lot more serious a concept for these people than, say, Arcade Fire.)
Every generation says its all been done before and yet something original always comes along. The genius of creativity is ever going forward. Sure everything can be traced back to something earlier but its pure original genius when its just a contributing factor and not just a copy.
thanks for the links :)
Those links are all authentically awesome.
You can't step in the same musical river twice.
Seriously, I really think that "authenticity" in music is a hilarious concept. Everything's dead. Everything's done. The only authenticity is knowing there isn't any. "Our music" is "no one's music" unless it's "everyone's music".
Oh, sorry, I forgot. Charleston is googoo for Gaga
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