Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Depth and Dimensions

My readings tell me that fifty years ago, artists in a variety of fields were striving for what some called “depthlessness.” Those creating or promoting such artworks included John Cage, Mark Rothko, and Alain Robbe-Grillet. The idea was to eliminate the human element (!) and present only “the actual.”

What I want is the opposite of this. As a writer and reader (or moviegoer) I look for depth and dimensions to the maximum extent possible. To plunge into the mind, but also to extend outward into the broader world, or even the universe. To find meaning human and metaphysical.

It’s what I’ll aim for in my next ebook, due possibly in a month or two.

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