Wednesday, 21 September 2005


One performance

[Pics from the How to be an Artist session]

Few will be surprised to hear that my favourite event at Greenbelt this year was Bill Drummond's "How to be an Artist".

I enjoyed the way this event was so hard to categorise. Was it a piece of theatre? A talk? Personal storytelling? An exercise in collaborative painting? Destruction of a work of art? An examination of one particular photograph? Further adventures in capitalism? Just entertainment? In a sense it was all.

But what I love most is the fact that a month later I'm still thinking back to it. Is it all a con? Is the photograph that's been cut up and sold piece by piece a fake? I'm not sure I care. It may be hard to look back at the session and point out what the "art" of the event was, but it's nigh on impossible to claim there was none.

Posted by pab at 22:25 | Comments will be back later in the year. Please email me instead!