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Without Confidence there can be no Art

Article  /  DebatesCritical Thinking
Published: 18.11.2014
Author:
Amador Bertomeu
Edited by:
Klimt02
Edited at:
Barcelona
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Intro
"Confidence, a certain amount of security if you will, always stems from knowledge and respect for what we cannot entirely explain. So let us champion the intelligence of confidence for those who observe".
All genuine art pushes and challenges boundaries. And in art, the boundaries are not thought itself but rather the expression of thoughts. As expert workers, artists handle languages and techniques as tools for their continuous synthesis. Although art lacks the clear and intersubjective contextualisation we find in science, their task is similar. Yet it is very different from illustrating a theorem. It is a constant high-wire act with no safety net. This balancing act is an exercise in skill, lies, double meaning, disguise, speed, rhythm, improvisation, a new orbit, an unexpected valence, that which is not under control. One creates by making real something that did not exist. The artist's decision to attack, to choose and to execute is decisive. It is necessary to grant the intelligence of the will for those who create.
 
Without confidence there can be no learning. This slogan is easily understood in terms of education and the acquisition of knowledge, but it should also be habitually associated with the consumption, use and enjoyment of art. The viewer's confidence in what is being represented is also decisive in order for these new languages and proposals to have the desired effect. The act of observation as viewers of art is a world away from hasty and bogus interpretation. Our experience should never end up as a mere translation and reduction to words of that which refuses to be legislated by any laws other than its own. This is not easy to accept. But without this practice there can be no perception of art. Confidence, a certain amount of security if you will, always stems from knowledge and respect for what we cannot entirely explain. So let us champion the intelligence of confidence for those who observe.
 
Just as the sound of thunder does not exist unless there is a medium to transport the mechanical waves to the ear to be perceived in turn by the brain, art does not exist for those who are incapable of experiencing it. Art is alive for those who are alive. For those who can accept metaphor, play… mystery and the unexplainable as completely natural. The death of art will not reach us in the form of a deduction, a syllogism or just another theory, but rather as a reality that will impose itself when the whole story has been told, from the schuster-nicole-schuster-nicole-beginning-2016-2016 to the very end. So long live confidence, and long live art.
 
Published at NEO2 Magazine # 137  November-December
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