But Is It Art?

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But Is It Art?

Post by eric_marsh » Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:54 am

The actors didn't know that they were acting. They had been assembled with each neuron perfectly constructed to inform them of a history that never existed. Once placed upon the stage each man, woman and child performed superbly, behaving with a sense of self-determination that was itself a lie.

The drama was a short one. The actors behaved with horror and died by the billions as missiles left their silos and followed ballistic trajectories to their destinations. When the play was complete the stage was blackened and uninhabitable.

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Re: But Is It Art?

Post by Phenopath » Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:29 am


M.A.D. as conceptual art? Nuclear holocaust as performance art?

I am thinking tax fraud as modern dance.
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Re: But Is It Art?

Post by TheJebi » Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:37 am

Enjoyable read. It got me thinking, and that's always good.

The concept of the first section seemed slightly reminiscent of The Trueman Show, and the second section had a nice dark tone that read well, although the last sentence seemed a little awkward to me.
“I’m not TheJebi because I like the hum of a lightsaber in my hand… and I’m not TheJebi because I like being TheJebi. I’m TheJebi because the Galaxy needs me to be TheJebi.”

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Re: But Is It Art?

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:08 am

Pretty good drabble. :)

Unfortunately it is not art. It did not have: Jesus in urine, unspeakably perverse "sexual" acts, nor even a brutalized effigy of George Bush! Therefor, by definition, it is not art. No tax dollars for you! :P

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Re: But Is It Art?

Post by juliasd » Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:45 am

Nice one. It got me thinking too... I hope it's art.

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