A revolution of sorts
A new kind of artist is needed if the art world wants to be more than a grotesque caricature of the world outside its borders. Artists are swallowed up and consequently made harmless by the status quo. What we need is a radical shift in our perception of the act of creation. One way to accomplish this is to work towards an environment of fluid collectivity.
In this particular environment, different individual positions meet, mingle and face off. In doing so, a critical mode of being on both a theoretical and a practical level is essential. Principles and assumptions, on artistic as well as ethical grounds, are subjected to different modes of making, thinking and being. It’s precisely this notion of constant interaction between individuality and collectivity that establishes a sharpening of the individual, autonomous position.
The autonomy is not so much present in the creation of identifiable art objects, but is being developed within the collaboration, during the process and with the necessary sensibility towards the given context.