Critique

populists manipulate with fear.

the search for certainty is the search for anxiety.

religions and other cults do the same.

criticism is abuse.

critique is based on criteria: what were you going for, how close did you get, how does it compare to genius. how do we get you closer?

uncertainty is hope

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Pornography: the depiction of art in a sensational manner so as to arouse a quick intense emotional reaction

the pornography of violence

Acceptance
is a skill
I use
to
create the love of me/you/life/universe
love is unconditional

Critique/criteria
is a skill
I use
to
make art
write artist books
edit videos

Ignoring
is a skill
I use
with
monsters
who criticize every fucking thing

my teacher:
http://rebtnetwork.org

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‘hand-eye coordination is genetic”, my uncle used his to become a famous Canadian safecracker and I used mine to gain entry to a christian conservative art school where you had to prove you have the hand-eye coordination of an olympic athlete, talent being god-given and a right of passage

no

practise practise practise

it's all u got baby

/ˈpraktəs/

verb/noun

verb: practise
noun: practice

  1. perform (an activity) or exercise (a skill) repeatedly or regularly in order to improve or maintain one’s proficiency.

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I was 18 an orphan it was my birthday. My friends Dick Persons, an American naturalist and his wife Jane had invited me to stay in their family's teepees on Stony/Nakoda land in the East Kootenays. The sled dogs howled all the time. We ate a bear that had wandered into camp drawn to the cooking smells. Jane baked me a cake on a campfire slowly turning it by hand to get an even bake. Chocolate.

I got out of the hospital, after a year of stroke recovery learning to walk again. It was 30 below. I rented a modified car and drove up to Nakoda Lodge and just soaked it in, filling myself up with nature, our spiritual home. Healing.

A new friend dropped by for a visit. We shared my lunch.

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Jerald W. Blackstock

Jerald W. Blackstock

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