THE NEED FOR TRICKSTER ART
“If this is a changing of the gods moment when the core myths that guide us are up for re-examination, let us turn to the understanding of myth as an art form that helps us inscribe meaning on our world, inoculating against despair arising in relation to its (and our) imperfections. We urgently need the leadership of artists to help us see clearly through this period of tightening and narrowing. We need artists’ familiarity with paradox, irony, complexity; with both the limitations and sublime creativity of the physical body. We need trickster art that transgresses, posing questions otherwise unheard and unsettling our ideas of how the world works.” – Michelle LeBaron invites us to consider the hope we can embody amid shifting sands, in The Porch issue #2, available here.