A letter from Tracey Moffatt to Lynne Cooke, curator of Dia Center for the Arts, New York, in advance of her show “Free Falling”
Making art is quite therapeutic, like chopping vegetables, it calms me and keeps me off the streets. If I wasn’t making photographs or films I would be going around slashing car tires with a butcher’s knife.
It’s not that I am a violent person (though I have secretly willed the occasional person to trip down a stairs), it’s just that the anger builds up so badly that if I don’t do something to take my mind off it like “work shopping” it through the making of artistic images then LOOK OUT!
William Burroughs (via girlsonfire)
All in the name of Duty.
“There is pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society where none intrudes,
By the deep sea and the music in its roar;
I love not man the less, but Nature more.”
- Lord Byron
Unwilling; disinclined: reluctant to help.
Exhibiting or marked by unwillingness: a reluctant smile.
Offering resistance; opposing.” —
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