Thursday, October 8, 2009

We've moved! Follow us!

Friends! Readers! Bloggers!
We've moved on!

It's been swell here, but we're switching over to wordpress so that we can be bigger better sexier, and most importantly: so that we can keep evolving, bringing you the information and investigations you love. This site will stay up as an archive as past work, and you're welcome to dig around, but as of right now, this site is HISTORY!

We're evolving, and we'd like you to come too!

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Lovealways, Sarah A.O. and the Urgent Artist crew.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Falling in love = Creativity?

Check out this article i found on Scientific American.

It's basic premise is that the mindset of being in love actually induces and builds creativity. The part that i find most interesting is their postulation that a larger worldview, or more perspective/time (ie: the long term idea of "love") inspires creative thinking while more goal-oriented or self-serving thinking (ie: sex) inspires analytical thinking. I have a few issues with the article but it's interesting, and definitely worth a read.

For me, it brings up a series of questions:

- Do we (as makers) believe that long term/global thinking >>> creativity?
- Is creativity, and thus creating, an inherently global action?
- In our art making, what is the balance/blend/timeline of "creative" versus "analytical" thinking?

and more specifically to the article:
- Do we buy into the idea that the way we think about love is more akin to the way we're thinking about our creative work than, say, anger, or sex?
- If that's the case, what does this say about our personal relationships as artists, both to our work (are we in love with being in love?) and/or to the human relationships or lack thereof in our lives.

Don't get squeamish on me here - i think it's interesting, and not just because i'm love-obsessed.
What's the pathology of creating? When we make work, are the same neurons firing as when we make love? And if so - what. does. it. mean?

I'm thinking this might be a good one for CHURCH?
Let me know yay or nay and we'll organize for next weekend!