Re: Gilbert and George - Art as suicide
Ariach - I agree with the above. Thing is, if the mall is the alternative, then there really isn't an alternative at all. I'm reading a little book by Tim Krabbe at the moment. Called 'The Rider'. (My second love in life is cycling). The book is about the hell of a cycle race. He starts with the following:
" Meyrueis, Lozere, June, 26, 1977. Hot and overcast. I take my gear out of the car and put my bike together. Tourists and locals are watching from sidewalk cafes. Non-racers. The emptiness of those lives shocks me."
Read the book, you'll never think of walking away from art again.