What does it mean to be antidisciplinary? To me, it means struggle. Sometimes, working in interdisciplinary fields, I felt like I’ve maybe tried really hard working and working and working on a project, and I wasn’t seeing any difference. Sometimes people would look at me and be like, “What are you even doing?” So, to me antidisciplinarity means not only not working in one specific field, but rather instead drawing from elsewhere to imagine something new.
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Rammellzee […] considered graffiti as viruses. And what he liked to do was to connect his production to military language. He was saying that the graffiti artists were in a kind of symbolic campaign against the standardization of the alphabet.
The main drive we all have is the desire to be tattooed. Design comes in secondary, absolutely, because there are multiple choices at every turn that would suit just fine.
The reality TV shows have been a blessing and a hindrance, I think, to a lot of tattoo artists. The reality is, reality shows aren’t real. But they do make people aware of tattooing.
Even if [the media] are going to talk about a fine art show in Paris, they still fall back on those same old phrases, which is, “You’re not going to find sailors here!”
I’ve been tattooed by members of my family and people who’ve never tattooed before, because I just want the mark. To me, the tattooing is more of a mark than an actual picture.
Not really many art professionals, or any art professionals really, have though through what this might mean for art practice and art theory. How can we think about tattooing as an art form? If we do think about it as an art form, what are the consequences of that for the ways tattooing is normally understood?