Sometimes I fail to understand contemporary art. Even distressful attempts lead nowhere.
Then I get caught by an enormous caprice that some work of art would bump straight onto my head just to confirm the Newton’s law…
Sometimes it seems impossible. Sometimes, the gravitation really does not affect contemporary art, and it is just floating somewhere above existence.
I confess – I usually experience these feelings when I am in various art institutions or while looking at commissioned art projects, mostly those for special occasions.
Then I desire two things: truth and light.
There are many sources of light on the Internet.
To tell the truth, I stumbled upon this source by pure luck – I had attended the seminar named “Three uses of the knife”, also visited the E-Flux news portal and discovered the lecture by the magazine’s establishment manager.
Then my eyes had been opened.
Now I surf the e – flux Internet website more and more.
There are at least a few serious reasons why I search for truth exactly there.
Firstly, it feels really great to get a sense of being the citizen of the World and to find out what art events happen in the whole wide World every day.
My little obdurate heart is also pleased because this virtual publication (actually, its texts) may take a tangible form. It is possible not only to download the desired text, but also to print it out and share it with other people. And it won’t be called a crime or a deep sin of illegal downloading …
Surfing the e-flux, I feel like I am in a socially responsible space where I am not encouraged to be just an art consumer. Here, the continuously tousled and loosened topics are not exactly linked to art. But these indirect links are so powerful, that they are making one think.
The best feature of e – flux is that it goes over the boundaries of a usual art orientated publication – internet site. The best example would be Hans Ulrich Obrist’s interview with Julian Assange. When an interview becomes not only a tool to express an opinion, but also a research.
Another feature of the e – flux, which always tempts me to come back to it, is a wish to share knowledge and experience. Also, it is the need to get links to other interesting sources and information about implemented projects.
Then I start to believe that art can become a natural and comprehensive part or every person’s life just like the need to satisfy the hunger.