There is a duality between the public and private life. The aritst is caught between the two. However, both tend to be bourgeois to begin with. An artist can publish his art for the masses and have an agenda behind it. The artist is well known of this. The artist may also, write private, mediatative thoughts to himself to. An arist may create his art for his own amusement and try to find a personal path of maturity and growth. Either the public or private tend to benefeit both the arist. They are both bourgeois because the aritst confimrs personal bliefs and opions through art. There is not much of a struggle to create art. This is one concept that is hard to persuade the audience.
In the pirvate life, I tend to think of Mark Hollis of Talk Talk and for writing, J.D. Sallinger, Robinson Jeffers, and Martin Heideaggar. The pirvate life is about improving oneself. Both Jeffers and Heideggar built a cabin out in the woods to experince life and "being." Sallinger was more of a scizophernic and eccentric. His art was a preverted hobby of his. Mark Hollis wrote a song back in the 80's called, "It's My Life." A pop song about living the life he wants to live. Little did anyone know, Hollis was mad at the record label and his band for the boring profession and had to live through. Hollis wanted to live his own life. Eventually, Talk Talk's sound become more repressed and quiet. The break through album, Spirit of Eden, was a diaster. The pop audience didn't get it. The album had 6
tracks. The sound was almost nothing. Hollis refused to release a single for the album, but the label soon tried to make a video for one song. Hollis
was embrassed. Talk Talk, by record contract, released one more album after Eden, and then dissapered into obsecurity. Hollis has not released material in over 20 years. He would rather publish his music privately and shared among his friends. Oddly enough, Talk Talk has gained a cult follwing among music aficandos. Hollis rather proved to be "resisting" agiasnt the music establishment. Talk Talk's sound would later infulence the ideology of Radiohead and U2. The slow, depressing guitars, and experimentals synths become stable to the indie-electronic music of the 00's. This whole scene of music, is admired by Hollis's need for privacy. In recent time, electronic muscian Aphex Twin released over 100 basement demos over onto the streaming website soundcloud for free and eventually, taken down. Music lovers have
an apperiation for te private lifestyle. Aphex Twin never had intentions to release his demos publicly. As if, privacy is better, becasue the artist gets into his own world and creates his art authentically than ironically, such for a public record label. The obession with pricacy has become a new obession among crtics and the audeince.
However,public art is just as powerful as the private. Possibly greater than the infulence of private art would ever be. Why such a double standard then? Public art for writers, would be on the lines like New York Times best sellers, and for music, typical arean rock or mainstream music. Mainstream books, like The Bell Curve or The Kite Runner, have a great amount of infulence over poltiics and culture. Often public books are dismissed as becoming apart of the current zeitgiest and have no lasting infulnce as "literature." (literature itself is an elitist club, every genre has it's own literature. the real "literature" has something to do with invention, innovation, history, or civilization). Public books are predictions of the future. They engage in a conversation with each other. The End Of Histroy by Francis Fukayama was popular in the 90's becuase it hyped up the endgame of an egalatarian neo-liberal globalism the naive and upper-class whites so gladly wanted to hear about and promote. This never really came true. At the same time, a book called The Holocaust Industry by Norman G. Finklestein argued that Jewish culture relied heavily on the holocasut narrative and the justiifcation of the state of Israel. Jews were made at Finklestein and called him self-hating and anti-semetic. A few years later, the terrosit attacks of September 11th happened. All because the radical islamic terroist hated our assicioted with Isreal. Finklestein predicted more violence in the future because of Jewish asscioation. Fukayama's work is now nothing. He was wrong because he denied the conflict of Jews and Muslims. This something also brings to mind of Samuel Huntington's The Clash of Civilizations, where all cilivzations will clash for an endgame globalism. Or, is life an eternal struggle between nations and there is no unity. Only whites tend to feel the nature of equality.
As for music, music can bring people together more rapidly for political cuases. Electronic DJ's bring in more people than screaming girls for The Beetles. Everyone comes together for a sense of belonging. And hedonism. Private art attracts so-called intellectuals, while public art attracts the masses. In the end, public art proves to be more infulncial. A massive massage is more important than a special, indiviaulize, intelelctual one.
The problem occurs among the public in the private. The public tends to "water-down" or "mainstream" private art. Elistist get mad at lifestyles and cultures. The elistist wants to be understood on a one-on-one discussion. As soon as a third person enters the discussion, it becomes an invasion of privacy. The bridge between two people are broken. Four and Five people create a group. The elitist becomes isolated. Art becomes public. The elisitst has always wished that the public could become just like him. He always wanted the masses to live by the mind and be equality. Everything to him is a game made up by talking out problems, by strange equations, odd Western concepts, like "reason," "logic," and a "thesis." Non-whites are overwhelemed by this langauge. The elistist wishes that there could be a Shakespeare on every block, a Milton on every corner, and a Plato in every coffee house. It is unfortuante to him, because the public life will never become the private.
The public life is about the ordinary. Everyone is an animal on this planet. What makes humans really that different? Every human being, like every animal, wants to procreate, surivie, eat food, bask in the sun, and get high off the feelings his body is hardwired to become. Our k9's, are front teeth, are no longer used for eating animals. Through evoultion, they quickly dissapered. Why is it that our back teeth must be taken out so soon? Without surgery, we would just have to live with it, like all other animals do. Ordinay people want to live ordinary lifves. Intelligence is meaningless. It is agaisnt the natural order of the world. Most will revolt agiasnt this. Western man want's to live a perfect life, from the mind, and have a will. He cannot realize, everyone dies. He is outside his thinking.
Private art is exculsivly loved by elites. Public art is loved by the masses. When we create art, we express ourselfs. There is no danger in this. Often, the elistist will prasie private artist for expressign themselfes publically. This is expressed as a sign of courage, bravery, and confidence. This what the intelligensia likes. Art agiasnt the public. This in return, is damaging, because it is agaisnt the ordinary, the good life, the animal life, us as human beings. Public art will always triumph because it is a message for everyone else. There is nothing wrong with private art or public art. Public art could be dangerous on the effect that the artist is a narrcasiss. To know that public can read your art, changes your perception as an artist. To constantly know someone could read your public/private thoughts, is both wonderful and dnagerous. Wonderful, that the artist provides wisdom. Dangerous, that is art could be "deconstructed" or crtiized as insane. Public artist will always be paronoid what they create. Private artist are confiednet in ultimate expression. Hoewever, all art can fall under the public.