lisbet (aidenraine) wrote,

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Also applies to academic projects

"That no artist knows with certainty whether anything will come of what he does, his happiness and his anxiety, which are totally foreign to the contemporary self-understanding of science, subjectively registers something objective: the vulnerability of all art."

-T. Adorno, from Aesthetic Theory

Having made "art" and written papers in about equal quanities so far, I can say that writing a paper and creating a work of visual art feel identical to me. I have the same sense of nauseating self-doubt punctuated by feelings of euphoria throughout the entire process. Concluded of course, by an eventual closing of my eyes and tossing the work out into the ether with a "well, I did what I could" resignation.

Sometimes I make some real crap out of words.
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