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Parsons School of Design MFA Photography program theses2011 (PC020403.07) ➔ Reasonable illogical social responses


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Yan Deng (artist)
Parsons School of Design. Photography Department. (sponsoring body)


August 2011


My works are reasonable illogical social responses. My contention is that art should never be decoration but about the time, space and creativity. I use a camera to record the moment that I had directed in my mind and my heart. It is lets me find a space and a moment, which is between the expectation and the reality. I do not talk, express or discover anything but rather am the time I have created. It lets me get deeper pleasure. Like John Cage concludes that most of art is based on being. John cage, “ when I here, what we call music. It seems to me some one is talking, and talking about his feeling, or about ideas, or relationships. But when I here, traffic, a sound of traffic. Here on 57th ST, for instance. I don’t have the feeling that any one is talking. I have the feeling that sound is acting and I love the activity of sound. What it does? It gets louder or quieter and its get higher and lower, and it gets longer or shorter. It does all of things which I have completely satisfies with that. I do not need sound talk to me. Most of art we think of as being the time and most of art we think of being the space. If you listen to Beethoven or Mozart, you see they always the same but if you listen to traffic, you see, it is always different.”



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