What am I to do?
Action > Inaction
Ok, the question: What am I to do as a upper-middle class, white, male heterocissexual artist?
I have privilege. I have a lot of privilege.
It’s important and necessary to deal with issues of race, gender, sexuality, and status. If we don’t, we are being irresponsible as artists.
So how do I respectfully and responsibly address these issues?
Is male gaze, white privilege inherent?
I should make art. And then look at it again. And look at it again. And look at it again.
The myth is that if a piece is not good art or meaningful if it is acceptable to all people.
Can you make art that is responsible to all people that is still challenging?
Do I have a responsibility to represent white middle class heterocisgendered males who have so much privilege and so much representation.
Do I have a right or permission to represent a nonwhite, non middle class, homotransgendered females?