What I’m learning from performer, Okwui Okpokwasili- just do the task, movement, sequence, whatever. Like washing clothes or eating, there’s no acting, no drama, no lying, just the action.
What I’m learning from fighters, George St. Pierre- be adaptable. Bernard Hopkins- persist. Joe Frazier- believe in yourself, even amidst a shit ton of shit. (Check out Fight of The Century, 1971) Marvelous Marvin Hagler- you decide, not others.
Art feels most honest when it’s not art at all but an everyday action, object or situation. Something that goes beyond an explainable or categorizable thing. Something that has a life of it’s own without need for reason or permanence.
With art making, tell me something I don’t know.
“If you’re gonna do lion, do lion shit” -overheard on the street