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Cooper House Writers
Mort and Santa Cruz Writers at the Cooper House - 1972

 

 

 

 

Excerpt from Strking Through the Masks
P. 361

Through all of these outings and my daily life, I was becoming more and more involved with the community and began to formulate my idea of communal participation, which I wrote about years later in the following paragraph:

Making art is a communal act. To communicate, i.e. with others. To move out of the self. To share. In the same way the word “art” comes from “artifice” and “artificial,” i.e. to make a semblance of experience, yes, for the joy of the self, but with such care (craft) that the joy can be experienced by others: the “community.” Ergo: making art is a communal act.



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