What's the point? (Transmediale continued...)

We came across this installation in Berlin which we noticed in a gallery window on Invaliden St. (sorry, no artists name). For a few moments it engaged our complete attention, perhaps because it was kind of unique. Although, I didn't like it. I felt that it kind of summed up my experience of Transmediale in general - a more intensive introduction to the world of pointless art!

So often during Transmediale I found myself asking "ok, but what's the point?" (much to the annoyance of those around me). This merely became a reaction to some of the art we were seeing. Someone even suggested this could be the focus of a new blog, which is maybe not such a bad idea. I can't help thinking that this in itself would be a pointless and rather negative exercise but since reflecting on Transmediale the above "art work" has become the source of much inspiration giving me new focus on identifying what that point is. Does art always have to have a point? Or can it simply have pure aesthetic quality?

Although I don't think I will ever be able to fully answer that question in this space, I hope to at least tackle it to some extent.

I will also highlight some pieces during Transmediale which I found rather pointless. Again, perhaps this may give my blog some momentum, at least attempting to create some dialogue with the art work I am experiencing.

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