You may remember last week I linked you to the Interstitial Arts Foundation Jewelry auction and pointed you over there to bid? Well today is the start of the the Third Interstitial Arts Salon online discussing:
I’m linking to this because I think it’s always interesting to talk about what constitutes art, fine art and where different types of art intersect. It’s like that saying “A comic book is low-brow art but a painting of a comic book, that’s high-brow art.” That’s where my interest lies, especially because I write SF/F and spend a lot of my time explaining to friends that SF/F is more that Star Trek, that there’s a whole slew of artists exploring intertextuality and intersextionality. When I write a story I always think of other art forms or ways of writing that I’d like to incorporate and my stories almost always have a soundtrack that I listen to over and over while I write them (helps set the mood).
One of the things I really liked about my undergrad is that we weren’t required to just take fiction classes even if that was our emphasis, we could take poetry class or play-writing. We weren’t hemmed in by what does and doesn’t constitute our art. We were able to find those spaces in between different writing genres. Now the Interstitial Arts Foundation goes beyond that, they’re talking about literature, music, film, jewelry making (and more!) and the spaces in-between these realms.
Anyway that’s enough of my insane artsy ramblings for now but I think this discussion is something to at least follow along with even if you have nothing to say.