“Art Is Unavoidably Work” – Terre Thaemlitz

"The question of whether it should or shouldn’t be work is superfluous to the unavoidable fact that it is work. That very question is also telling as to how we are conditioned not to perceive of it as work. It suggests work is a choice, and not a social mandate. This delusion is inseparable from a petit bourgeois belief in (and desire for) economic self-actualisation and the potential for post-labor luxury – the retired billionaire. Of course, entertainment industries sell the sensation of luxury, of relaxation – which is why they have an invested interest (literally) in people not perceiving entertainment, or art, or music, as labor."

Full article: The Quietus


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