and think about, and still be thinking about after it’s all over….always thinking. Nothing I will say is new or groundbreaking. Nothing is unknown or revelatory; nothing needs to be said, but it will be.
It’s just a slam, yes. It’s just a game…but focusing solely upon the game can obscure the deadly serious truth that can be found within it.
Every slammer does not play the same game when they slam.
Is it still a game if you don’t think of it as one?
If you don’t know you’re playing?
If you don’t think everyone should play?
Artists produce their work from the point of view of their own context; that is unavoidable. Critics critique from their own context; that is unavoidable. The audience for any work of art brings a context of their own to the enjoyment and understanding of the work; this is also unavoidable.
None of this is news.
The freedom to assume the absolute supremacy of your own context over all others is a luxury.
There is no such thing as a work of art that does not express a cultural heritage.