Playwork – Sculpture by Addé 2018
Or workplay ?
Musicians play, composers work, actors play, authors work, yet they write plays.
Artists work too.
Is it simply a matter of vocabulary, or is there an understatement delineating, defining, determinating, a radical frontier between fun and labour ?
Sports people play, which is acceptable as the only brain activity needed is limited to a ball.
What if those who create by working, would, baldly start playing ?
Would a semantic sliding influence their creation ?
Playing has an extended meaning, when children, animals, play, they, obviously, are having fun.
Is a performing musician having fun ?
It is a common opinion that artists don’t work, furthermore, they are suspected of taking people for idiots.
All in all, they are despised, unless being successful.
Now, is time to clarify this ambiguity : whether artists work, at least as much as anybody else, and then should be regarded as such, or, they are players and their creations should be considered as recreational.
Let’s put the fun back into working.