Thursday, June 14, 2007
Penises and art
Last night, I caught the last half of "Creature Comforts," the US spin-off of Aardman Animations' 1990 Best Animated Short Film winner (created by Nick Park, of "Wallace & Gromit" fame). The interview audio tracks are recorded with "real" Americans, then cast as the various animal characters. Not surprisingly, most of the comments are decidedly inexpert...and that much better for it.
The final segment of last night's episode was entitled "Art." It was delightful, and a welcome change from the often tedious musings of art bloggers. (Tedious is a strong word, but if you read through the long conversations generated by posts like Winkleman's "What's An Artist? Take 459" or Cognitive Daily's "Is Science Art?," you'll likely agree that sometimes even thoughtful dialogue can seem like so much noise.)