This week's painting is John Cage's 11 Stones.
Eninka 22 by John Cage
People always think that there is something to understand. They imagine that the composer really had something in mind.
Each person, I repeat, is free to experience his own emotions. But they are no more important than ordering chicken! That means that you can't dwell on them, you must learn how to detach yourself from them.
John Cage is my favourite artist (along with Louise Bourgeois). Although he's perhaps most well-known for his music and writing, he also created some fantastic visual art. Here are my top 10. Enjoy!
This week's doodle comes from Feminist Surrealist (not officially either) Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010). Probably most well-known for her cells (below) and giant spiders, Bourgeois' sketches always hit me the hardest.
This week's film is John Cage's I Have Nothing to Say and I Am Saying It. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfP5OMCfiZs
John Cage: Every Day is a Good Day from De La Warr Pavilion https://vimeo.com/23057544 Through a long career, John Cage was an important figure in the worlds of music, visual contemporary art and sound art, as well as many academic paths. He was heavily influenced by Zen Buddhism and chance methods. He attempted to make "just … Continue reading The Visual Art of John Cage
John Cage was a 20th century contemporary music composer, visual artist, writer and mushroom enthusiast, immersed in Zen Buddhism. Probably most famous for composing a piece of total silence, Cage is one of my favourite people to have ever existed. He had the idea that music should allow the performer and the listener similar status. Fascinated by ancient practices (I-Ching) and nature, Cage also embraced the possibilities that came with new technology. If you don't know him and you're intrigued, I recommend reading his Lecture on Nothing. I read this in his book Silence, but I believe it can be found online too.
Cheryl Penn's venture into musical composition is so noteworthy I had to blog it. Most of the IUOMA members are aware of Cheryl's group for the study and advancement of Ruud Janssen's Fluxus word "ZALOP," given legs by the enthusiasm of visual poet Eduardo Cardoso of Portugal. - International Union of Mail Artists https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FjvBN0Y3kc&list=PL05270AA351E66E69&index=6 Well-known Fluxus … Continue reading Fluxus Poetry Art