Wassily Kandinsky wrote this (in 1912, have our souls awakened another 100 years since then?) It got me thinking. We use the materials available to us in any age of man to adequately represent our existence in that age, whether it be the material existence, or psychological, or expressive of the glimpse of possible futures at that moment.
here's no-one in the world that can play like these three together...there's something happening musically like an undercarriage that's just there, that's magical... So said Ian Brown at the announcement that the Stone Roses would be reforming, and I didn't dare to believe that it was true at the time, but I have seen the light, or I certainly lived in that dream.
Think about what takes us away, whatever art form it is. Before self consciousness forces us to become 'proficient', the time the conditions have been put in place and we haven't had time to grasp a 'whole', we don't yet understand what is happening, there isn't chance for strategy to overwhelm experiment.
The excerpts that follow are the comments of 82 year old architect Frank Gehry, interviewed for Wallpaper magazine (Dec 2011 issue), which I just read for the first time in a cafe.