Thursday, April 25, 2013

Meaning Making: an Ongoing Practice

We ignore whatever we can't make meaning out of. If you want to really see what is around you in the world, you need to practice making more meaning. But don't go to where there is already meaning. Don't go to where things are known. Find the empty places. Allow yourself to be in the state of not knowing. That is where you will learn to make meaning. This is why you need to look at Dada Art and listen to experimental music and watch performance art. You need to walk around at dusk where you can't quite see where you are going. You need to create programming code or spreadsheets that don't solve any problem. You need to immerse yourself in a language you don't speak. The world is built again and again by meaning makers. You need to be one of them.

Dada at MoMA:

Experimental Music at Epitonic

10 Contemporary Performance Artists You Should Know