Walter de Maria :"... but it is, that the real notion of an infinite space is perhaps one of the few thoughts that is worth thinking about more than once."
work is obviously the most important and significant art form today.
The aesthetic feeling given by meaningless work can not be described
exactly because it varies with each individual doing the work.
Meaningless work is honest. Meaningless work will be enjoyed and hated
by intellectuals - though they should understand it. Meaningless work
can not be sold in art galleries or win prizes in museums - though old
fasion records of meaningless work (most all paintings) do partake in
these indignities. Like ordinary work, meaningless work can make you
sweat if you do it long enough. By meaningless work I simply mean work
which does not make money or accomplish a conventional purpose. For
instance putting wooden blocks from one box to another, then putting
them back to the original box, back and forth, back and forth etc., is a
fine example of meaningless work. Or digging a hole, then covering it
is another example. Filing letters in a filing cabinet could be
considered meaningless work, only if one were not considered a
secretary, and if one scattered the file on the floor periodically so
that one didn't get any feeling of accomplishment. Digging in the
garden is not meaningless work. Weight lifting, though monotonous, is
not meaningless work in its aesthetic since because it will give you
muscles and you know it. Caution should be taken that the work chosen
should not be too pleasurable, lest pleasure becomes the purpose of the
work. Hence, sex, though rhythmix, can not stictly be called
meaningless - though I'm sure many people consider it so.