Sunday, April 02, 2006

"Art as Technique"

"And art exists that one may recover the sensation of life; it exists to make one feel things, to make the stone stony. The purpose of art is to impart the sensation of things as they are perceived and not as they are known [. . .] the process of perception is an aesthetic end in itself [. . .] Art is a way of experiencing the artfulness of an object: the object is not important [ . . .]"

(Victor Shklovsky, “Art as Technique”)

"Everybody must get stoned"

(Bob Dylan)

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