sexta-feira, 8 de março de 2013

Be an Artist, Right Now!

Interessante conferência TEDex sobre a capacidade criativa que todos temos, os fantasmas que a esmagam e as melhores razões para assumirmos o nosso lado criativo. Muito iteressante a ideia final, de que todos podemos assumir diversos papéis, investir em diferentes vertentes de uma personalidade que é única apesar da aparente fragmentação de se ser ao mesmo tempo um profissional sério e um artista criativo. Gostei. Recordou que o impulso de criar não é algo reservado à elite rarefeita dos artistas, que é algo comum a todos. Recordou também as imposições sociais que começam a esmagar no dealbar da adolescência esse impulso criativo.


"Art is about going a little nuts and justifying the next sentence, which is not much different from what a kid does."

"So what happens when little artists get locked in, banished or even killed? Our artistic desire doesn’t go away. We want to express, to reveal ourselves, but with the artist dead, the artistic desire reveals itself in dark form. In karaoke bars, there are always people who sing “She’s Gone” or “Hotel California,” miming the guitar riffs. Usually they sound awful. Awful indeed. Some people turn into rockers like this. Or some people dance in clubs. People who would have enjoyed telling stories end up trolling on the Internet all night long. That’s how a writing talent reveals itself on the dark side."

"What should we do then? Yes, that’s right. Right now, we need to start our own art. Right this minute, we can turn off TV, log off the Internet, get up and start to do something."

"So I can say this: It’s not the hundreds of reasons why one can’t be an artist, but rather, the one reason one must be that makes us artists. Why we cannot be something is not important. Most artists became artists because of the one reason. When we put the devil in our heart to sleep and start our own art, enemies appear on the outside. Mostly, they have the faces of our parents. (Laughter) Sometimes they look like our spouses, but they are not your parents or spouses. They are devils. Devils. They came to Earth briefly transformed to stop you from being artistic, from becoming artists."

"The magic question is, “What for?” But art is not for anything. Art is the ultimate goal. It saves our souls and makes us live happily. It helps us express ourselves and be happy without the help of alcohol or drugs."


A conferência está em coreano mas na mesma página podem ler uma transcrição em inglês. Pessoas completas, somos a soma das nossas vertentes pessoais, não aquilo que nos é socialmente imposto. Nota final: just do it.

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