The B&E Podcast #059
“Challenging the Conventions of Art”
SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST:
This becomes an epic talk that goes beyond where we thought it would, all about challenging conventions of one sort or another. We cover technology and innovations in artistic fields and how they fit with our process, and end up in territory about how we help others along with ourselves by being open, compassionate and treating “enemies” as welcome teachers.
POINT #1: “NO MATTER WHAT THE TOOLS, YOU ARE THE WIELDER”
-There are many new innovations and technologies that enter into our potential kit with which to work with. That doesn’t always mean that it’s the best thing to do. Ultimately it still comes down to the work you are engaging with, what will serve it and what won’t.
POINT #2: “WE WORK IN GREY AREAS”
-Part of art means challenging the things we as society accept as truth. Is there such thing as just an “evil” or “good” person? Challenge perception and we challenge convention.
POINT #3: “YOUR ENEMIES CAN BE ALLIES”
-We are often told to get rid of “toxic” people in our lives. Usually these people are reflecting some fear or insecurity we have in ourselves. Instead of shunning these people as destructors, we can welcome them as teachers who offer us insights into our own limitations and give us an opportunity to shine a light on theirs through compassion.
MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST:
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (Book) – Robert Pirsig
Care of the Soul (Book) – Thomas Moore
http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website
http://www.brassneck.ca – Brewery of Choice Today
http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy
http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School