I love to produce my work!

To not produce or to refuse to do something, or to not participate, can be as important as doing something. As an artist I have to confront this question every day. It is necessary to know what to produce and decide to produce or not. It is not necessary to publicize not producing – to do so is defensive or selfish, and for sure narcissistic.

Because to produce – to produce a work – requires commitment:

To produce a work means giving form – and giving form is the essential in Art.

To produce means establishing one’s own vocabulary, creating new language in Art.

To produce means to establish a critical corpus.

To produce – to produce in headlessness – makes it possible to face and withstand the sense of ridiculousness, which is the inevitable outcome of a new form.

To produce means to resist – through production – the dictatorship of comments, facts, and opinions.

To produce – to produce relentlessly – means resisting cynicism and defeatism; to be free from focusing on the reception of the work, to not communicate “about” the work or disseminate information “around” it.

To produce means building a resistance to capitalization, correctness, manipulation, and calculation – which is what consumption is based upon.

To produce means creating the conditions for implying a non-exclusive audience. It’s only by accepting that a work is produced with lacks and errors, that one has the power to include the “other.”

To produce means to understand Art as an assertion, as a statement, as an act of emancipation, and as something that I authorize myself to do.

To produce a work gives a chance to touch Truth.

July 2012