Tuesday, July 31, 2007

What's On David Hockney's iPod

I found the article below by reading Disquiet.com

iPod blamed for stealing the thunder from contemporary art

Posted Jun 15th 2007 6:36AM by Darren Murph (on engadget.com)

If you've been yearning for controversy, why not meet Mr. David Hockney? Commonly know as "Britain's best-loved living painter," Hockney has suggested that the proliferation of the iPod has been a primary contributor to the recent "fallow period of painting."

He insists that today's society is "all about sound,"
and even mentions that people are turning off their eyes and ignoring contemporary art whilst "plugging their ears."

Put simply, he believes the modern "decline in visual awareness" rests heavily on Apple's own cash cow, and further stirred the pot by insinuating that it led to "badly dressed people" who cared not about lines nor mass.

As expected, a spokeswoman for Apple Australia refuted the claims, and while we certainly have seen no shortage of brilliant creations since the iPod explosion, there's always two sides to the canvas.

Mixed Meters' response: "David, I wish your loony idea was correct. It would be so nice if people let their eyes take a rest in favor of their ears, even briefly."

Oh, generally a canvas has
only one relevant side - but I have wondered occasionally if some Hockneys might be more interesting viewed from behind.

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Here's a post from the blog Overgrown Path about music that David Hockney selected for a radio show on BBC.


Anonymous said...

It might be because he's been suffering from degenerative hearing loss for decades

David Ocker said...

So, is it kind of like a blind person complaining that everyone talks about all the things they can see? I can "see" that might be pretty annoying.