[-empyre-] creative powerlessness, expressive violence, performance

simon swht at clear.net.nz
Sun Nov 16 17:21:44 EST 2014


a note:
David Byrne in /How Music Works/ reminds us that violence can be a form 
of expression where there is powerlessness:

"Roger Graef, who has written about the effectiveness of arts programs 
in UK prisons, believes that violence, like art, is actually a form of 
expression." ... "He claims that the remedy for violence is an agency 
that will defeat feelings of impotence. Historically, religion has 
successfully done this, and the rise of fundamentalism might be viewed 
as a reaction to increasing feelings of alienation and 
inconsequentiality around the world."

best,
Simon Taylor
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