i've always heard that life "imitates" art, but i think it actually "mocks" it
in a choice of art over life, i'll take art everyday, i spend most of my life in some kind of radio drama that plays out in my head (via podcast or imagination)
Yeah. My point is getting a bit nebulous within my own head, but this is basically what I mean.
You say 'radio drama' through means of association, and that's a fact about the world we live in- you are utilizing what we know as occurring in a radio drama to express your point. I would probably choose the radio drama too, BUT, (this may just be me talking here and if you think it's bollocks then it may well be) on many an occasion in which I have done stuff like this, I've reminded myself that this is merely a form of narration, and since a form 'radio drama' exists, I am merely emulating this within my head, not having a real 'experience'. Ergo, if this concept did not exist, would feel this method of narrating my own life had more validity, perhaps. Same goes for art too. Notice how we may describe a sunset as 'picturesque'- well the sunset was there before the picture was.
I hope that makes sense. I do agree that intellectualizing takes away from life a hell of a lot. I am also aware I do it too much sometimes (I would like to point out that it's primarily what I come on here to do, I do have a normal set of interests outside here).
But anyway, I've recently really gone off contemporary art. Too much emphasis based on ascribing meaning, to little attention to form, IMO.
I went to the turner prize exhibition in Nov, and that's when I really started to hate it because I realised how much more interesting the little booklet with all the explanations in was over the actual exhibit. I also realised I had payed £7.50, discounted, to look at some dust and badly made cut out printed faces. Not that I didn't know that before, but that was the clincher.