Are You An Artiste? A multiple choice questionnaire.

luka

Well-known member
Staff member
I like this idea of the role as a trap, as soon as you operate As An Artist you’ve fucked it, you’ve limited and separated yourself, drawn an unnecessary boundary. The famous band Aphex twins said the same thing in a more reverse snobbery way ie “jungle is the best music because it of innovations made by scary working class mechanics who didn’t know what they were doing, didn’t consider themselves musicians / artists”
there's something here definitely. the ideal is not to make a single ripple.
 

john eden

male pale and stale
Yes to this lot:

7. Do You Join Groups, Gangs, Clubs and Movements?
10. Does Too Much Praise Make You Feel You Must Be Doing Something Wrong?
11. Do You Consider Getting Ahead At The Expense Of Others A Hollow Victory
12. Do You Laugh At The Powerful, Bullies, Prigs, Bigots
14.Do YouTake Yourself And Life Very Seriously?

Do You Just Whip It Out When It Is Appropriate?

23. Visualise A Conversation As A Movement Of Energy Between People

Do You Facilitate The Flow Of That Energy?

25. Are You An Ideologue Of Any Stripe?
30. Do You Pay Attention?
31. Do You Have A Highly Developed Sense Of Mischief?
32. Have You Taken The Trouble To Actually Get Good At What You Do
33. Do You Know Anyone That Does What You Do But Better?
34. Have You Been Willing To Make Sacrifices In Order To Stay Faithful To Your Own Hazy, Ill-Defined Ideals?
35. Have You Made Your Choices With Your Eyes Open Fully Aware Of The Possible Consequences
36. Do You b) Say What You Think Or a) Do You Modify Your Responses To Match The Imagined Assumptions Of Your Interlocutor?
37. Do You Spend A Lot Of Time 'Thinking'?
38. Do You Pay Your Debts?
40. Do You Ultimately, Despite Multiple Misgivings, Objections And Fears, Say 'YES' To Life?
 

john eden

male pale and stale
Not an artiste though! Or even an artist.

An obviously my self-image may not be congruent with what others say (ask my partner lol)
 

woops

is not like other people
I like this idea of the role as a trap, as soon as you operate As An Artist you’ve fucked it, you’ve limited and separated yourself, drawn an unnecessary boundary. The famous band Aphex twins said the same thing in a more reverse snobbery way ie “jungle is the best music because it of innovations made by scary working class mechanics who didn’t know what they were doing, didn’t consider themselves musicians / artists except me Aphex Twins who can make better jungle than they can I am the Dissensus David Bowie of acid jungle n bass”
 

yyaldrin

in je ogen waait de wind
the questionnaire reads like one of those lists of questions that computes your perfect partner. who has the highest compatibility with you so far luka?
 

muser

Well-known member
I like how they say Dancehall artistes in Jamaica, reclaiming its use from the 'high-art' discrimination, maybe it just never got re-appropriated there I don't know. I'd like to be a artiste one day, i've noticed that a clear signifier an aspiring artiste isn't a beret but a turtleneck. A good test for a true artiste is if you can survive socially whilst wearing a turtleneck, i've yet to know anyone who has though.
 
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