Where to start? Start with art

Where to start? Start with art


The reason why we are showing video art is, because we want to make a space, where there doesn’t need to be a rational outcome, because CBS is a very rational institution, we believe that we need a space of irrationality. Where you can think differently. Where you can get creative impulses and of course make reflections. I mean, we are not imagining people sitting there for hours on ends, trying to interpret these things. The walk, they stop, they look… they reflect, and they are off again. The students should get signals from out in reality. And I think the artists through their art signals, what goes on in society directly. Long before researchers and even long before journalists have put words on it. They have images on what goes on. And students, obviously, thanks to Christoffer and his friends, they seem to like it a lot. We have had of course mixed feedback from the CBS students. Most of them have been very positive. They have been very happy that we are showing video works here at Solbjerg Plads. But I also heard some CBS students, who didn’t really understand what the purpose was. I’ve talk to a student, who studies finance here at CBS, who saw the first art work we showed, and he expected it to be a commercial. But he couldn’t understand, what we were trying to sell him. And then I told him that it was just an art work. There wasn’t a business purpose. All we wanted to was to give him a space to reflect and think differently. It is completely acceptable to feel intimidated, to feel questioned by what you see. So I think, in a way, it is almost productive in the context of CBS that there will be students saying: ‘What the heck is this?’ I think for a lot of the students here at CBS it is a large barrier of entry to the art world. That they believe they should know a lot about art in order to experience it. I don’t believe so. What is going to happen when it’s finished? It is never going to finish. Come on. It is there to stay. It is there to develop. Because I think that Daniel Hjort (professor CBS red.) has a very good saying for this. He says that in business, in engineering, in development, in social development of liveable, sustainable states, what do you do? Well he says: Where to start? Start with art! What is the next art work? Well the next piece we will show here at CBS Digital Art Space, is a piece by Marilyn Minter, it’s called ‘Green Pink Caviar. And I just found a short clip here for you.

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