Re: hobbies

From: Cari Machet (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Mar 12 2006 - 08:30:00 PST

thank you so much david
4 a well written post with
clarity and intelligence - yay!
money is not the only thing of value


On 3/12/06, David Tetzlaff <email suppressed> wrote:
> I wish people would be careful about the smack they run here on 'hobbies',
> for example fishing and Trekiana. For most people, hobbies are more than a
> diversion, they're a form of deeply elaborated cultural practice, and
> often carry the active aesthetic component of everyday peoples' lives.
> It's clear to me that for a lot of the people I've met with serious
> hobbies - record collecting, for examples - is a kind of artform (not
> totally unlike what it was for Harry Smith). The fine points of fly-tieing
> or other aspects of fishing have their own very specific wierdness and
> depth. These things don't necessarily interest me, sometimes they seem
> like a lot of needless elaboration on the banal, but then I feel the same
> way about a lot of art I encounter in museums. 'Fan Studies' ala Henry
> Jenkins are revealing about the way some mass culture consumers constantly
> re-write pop texts into new creative works expressing their own unique
> perspectives (not totally unlike found footage film...)
> And, and I mistaken or aren't we arguing over semantics, and everyone here
> thinks filmamking is a worthwile activity whether one gets paid for it or
> not - given that we can control our art, but not control the market for it
> (and yes, in strict eonomic terms, there is no income without a market).
> Ctreative work does 'profit' us in non-economic ways, no?
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