Friday, April 22, 2011
Michael Nitsche on Art and Non-Art
Michael Nitsche asked me a very pertinent question last week: to what extent does seeing causality as aesthetic erase boundaries between art and non-art? How, for example, would one even be able to define art if it happened within a wider configuration space that was just as aesthetic as art itself?
I'm not sure how to answer these questions at present so I thought I'd throw it open. I became interested in Professor Nitsche's praxis, which you can see in the game Kitsune, for instance, a location-based game intended to foster awareness of Japanese culture, played in Piedmont Park in Atlanta.