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(Mother Nature Network)   You know you're truly devoted to the arts when you're willing to allow your hair to be used as violin string while it's still attached to your scalp   (mnn.com) divider line 7
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2014-05-19 11:12:48 AM  
There's two ways art can stand out.

One, the greater way, is for the creation to stand out on its own merits. This is David, Greensleeves, The Mona Lisa, etc. The masterworks.

The other way, the lesser way, if for the way in which the work is produced to overshadow the objective merits of the work. This is the woman from The Big Lebowski dipping her tits in paint and riding a wire system into the canvas to leave a woman shaped mess.

The reason the second way is the lesser way is because it gives the piece the shelf life of a lit fart and about as much impact. There's plenty of performance artists all throughout history. Hell, according to legend the Battle of Hastings was even started by a minstrel juggling a sword and spear until he got close enough to the enemy lines to throw the spear and kill a guy. But then it's over. There's no lasting impact. Dr Blockhead might change your life when he pounds a nail into his face, but as soon as he pulls that nail out, it's all over.

Meanwhile, a great work of art will endure. People will keep and share it well after you yourself are dead. Great stories get translated. Great paintings get copied. Great statues get re-cast. Great movies get re-played. That's why it's the greater path. Should your art stand on its own merits, it has a chance to be truly influential. If you have to have a gimick, then the impact is over before it begins.
 
2014-05-19 12:21:20 PM  
Look at all that hair, she must be Hawt!  Oh dear Ga.....
 
2014-05-19 02:08:42 PM  
The guy providing the "strings" for the violin should have opened his mouth while it was being played, just to see of it changed the tone at all.
 
2014-05-19 05:08:44 PM  
Would be more impressive if he had used your mom's back hair.
 
2014-05-19 10:12:20 PM  

doglover: There's two ways art can stand out.

One, the greater way, is for the creation to stand out on its own merits. This is David, Greensleeves, The Mona Lisa, etc. The masterworks.

The other way, the lesser way, if for the way in which the work is produced to overshadow the objective merits of the work. This is the woman from The Big Lebowski dipping her tits in paint and riding a wire system into the canvas to leave a woman shaped mess.

The reason the second way is the lesser way is because it gives the piece the shelf life of a lit fart and about as much impact. There's plenty of performance artists all throughout history. Hell, according to legend the Battle of Hastings was even started by a minstrel juggling a sword and spear until he got close enough to the enemy lines to throw the spear and kill a guy. But then it's over. There's no lasting impact. Dr Blockhead might change your life when he pounds a nail into his face, but as soon as he pulls that nail out, it's all over.

Meanwhile, a great work of art will endure. People will keep and share it well after you yourself are dead. Great stories get translated. Great paintings get copied. Great statues get re-cast. Great movies get re-played. That's why it's the greater path. Should your art stand on its own merits, it has a chance to be truly influential. If you have to have a gimick, then the impact is over before it begins.


Fark comments are the third way, in that nobody cares even as they're being made.
 
2014-05-20 11:09:22 AM  
Fake.  At one point he's applying vibrato to a string and it's flopping around it's so loose.
 
2014-05-20 06:30:20 PM  
Yea,  I'm pretty sure that was a dub...   Its probably possible to play a violin with human hair but it sounds like crap.
 
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