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But Is It Art?

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:54 am
by eric_marsh
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.

Some say the creator is a genius. Others claim that he's mad.

Re: But Is It Art?

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:29 am
by Phenopath
Nice.

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

I am thinking tax fraud as modern dance.

Re: But Is It Art?

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:37 am
by TheJebi
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.

Re: But Is It Art?

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

Re: But Is It Art?

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:45 am
by juliasd
Nice one. It got me thinking too... I hope it's art.