Thursday, 23 July 2009


Bath. Barbie- like bath, hand made bath salt.
for Olafaction exhibition in Empty Shop, Durham

John Dewey- one of the greatest pragmatist philosophers- writes in his book Art as experience:

’’the arts which today have most vitality for the average person are things he does not take to be arts: for instance, the movie, jazz music, the comic strip, etc... For the popular notion comes from a separation of art from the objects and scenes of ordinary experience, that many theorists and critics pride themselves upon holding and even elaborating’’.

I feel that this separation is false; I like the definition of art as experience, and I feel that a nice bath and a nice cup of coffee are art, and we should appreciate them as such.