A friend sent me this link yesterday:
basically he defines the FRAUD COMPLEX; something I think a lot of people suffer from, especially artists (me included). It’s difficult as there are hardly any measureable successes in this business, so if you do well, sometimes you can’t pinpoint why exactly and there is no guarantee of replicating that. Everything seems subjective and uncertain and precarious and so on ad infinitum….
At a discussion group at Royal Standard last month – about what inspires us to make – the fraud complex business came up and most people nodded a bit.
In the blog post, he defines knowledge by shit you know, the shit you know you don’t know, and the shit you don’t know you don’t know. I have a lot of the middle one; shit I know I don’t know, which can be intimidating, especially when you presume everyone else does know it. This often leads to not trying things or writing off your best ideas before they have chance because you presume you will probably fail. It also means that you know something isn’t right, but you can’t necessarily fix it. I have this a lot when I read back through things. I know it’s not right, but I am me and I will probably write the same thing again, even though my head tells me otherwise.
Also – this new blog on artists talking looks like it might shape up to be interesting…
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