Latest Interview: James J. Robinson
"I don’t think artists have a responsibility to inject political ideology into their work to be honest. I think it happens naturally a lot of the time, but I don’t believe in logical positivism – that absolutely everything can be explained or justified in an artwork. It’s just as valid to create something that is governed by emotion and feeling as it is to create subtext behind everything,” says James. J. Robinson. "My work tends to lean into political territory just because the times are so politically charged and I’m feeling so motivated to change things. I’m a queer person of color and I’m constantly reminded of how difficult it is for people to have intersectional identities. Photos and videos are ‘sculpting time’ (in the words of Andrei Tarkovsky), so for me it’s important to reflect my opinions on global warming and oppression that are so ingrained into culture right now."
These interviews are from the first year. They live in a different format than the other ones above, due to how we made the issues the first year. Selects can be found here.