this clip of Nina Simone talking about what it means to be an artist was the key piece of footage which sparked my investigation for this project.
“You can't help it. An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times.”
the idea of duty is a complex one, in this respect, you could argue, an artist has it easy. some artists do not have to force this process, their creation naturally 'reflects times' and this has purpose and meaning. for this project i am going to try and keep my works purpose simple: focused on the final end of year show, and what purpose arouses from speaking to an audience like those attending.
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