When I’m freelancing that shit counts as hours worked.
Spencer Tunick stages scenes in which the battle of nature against culture is played out against various backdrops, from civic center to desert sandstorm, man and woman are returned to a preindustrial, pre-everything state of existence. Tunick has traveled the globe to create these still and video images of multiple nude figures in public settings. Organizing groups from a handful of participants to tens of thousands, all volunteers, is often logistically daunting; the subsequent images transcend ordinary categories and meld sculpture and performance in a new genre.
Anonymous asked: the way you commented on beth's "When sexist companies get cool young artists to rebrand their bullshit" status is just super lame. I mean as far as I know youve (recently) worked for several of brands who understate exactly this.. Monki, Urban outfitters, American Apparel - Am I right?? Seams like you have such double standards. i dont care what you do, but at least be true to the decisions you chose to make.
well where do you think i get my money from? that’s the thing, i don’t want to work for these brands but i have pretty much no choice unless i want to take a day to day job (which wont necessarily be a better corporation behind) and not have time to do creative stuff.
capitalism sucks, but i don’t get why i should get the blame when it’s the corporation buying me leaving me with not much choice to say no (on occasions i do though, when i can). it’s not fucked up that i take this money to be able to live and make my work, but it’s fucked up that these brands can buy people.
and do you want to know what’s lame: that you didn’t comment straight up on Beth’s status but choose to go her anonymously.
A GIRL’S GOTTA EAT THO !
This is every young creative persons problem: intelligent enough to know that capitalism sucks, but we all know that if we start protesting and being against it we wont be able to fulfill ourselves creatively to the standard we want.
Instead someone else will take our place and we’ll see our their successes on SOCIAL MEEDYA making us feel depressed in the long run.
So we shut-up and put up or we rebel and accept a position of relative obscurity as protester of sorts.
Maybe the real answer is we should all collectively boycott corporations that we know to be harmful or bad. We are consumers and in this world, the only vote we have is the dollar (pound) in our pocket.
But will we really stop buying all the shit we know is bad? Hells no, because our very identities have been grafted into the thing these companies produce.
We are living examples of walking contradictions, that’s what culture is today, that what we are today.
I’m reminded by what a lawyer in the film “Changing Lanes” said to the question of how he can live with himself, “I try to honesty believe that I do more good than harm in the world” he says.
We can try to make the world a better place, we can try to be honest about ourselves, but only as long as we recognize that trying is only the best we can under the circumstances and at the end of the day we are still a minuscule part of the problem we all complain about.