All entries for Thursday 31 July 2008
July 31, 2008
My undergraduate artist-like training taught me that artwork in making is ugly and incomprehensible. We never ‘complete’ a piece of art, we call an end upon it—if there were more time given, we’d continue working on it. I find writing very similar to the making of artwork. My enemy is always the time. It is not I do not want to finish my work a few days earlier; it is the unwillingness to call an end upon it, which most of the time makes me very productive when the deadline is approaching. Some people call it ‘last minutism’, I regard it as a form of dying struggle.