November 9, 2012 Repository 30: Artists are Free as a Bird Posted In: art practice, perspective

Artists talk a lot about freedom. So, recalling the expression “free as a bird,” Morton Feldman went to a park one day and spent some time watching our feathered friends. When he came back, he said, “You know? They’re not free: they’re fighting over bits of food.” – Story no. 41 from Indeterminacy, John Cage

Image of Annette Messager’s piece, “Le Repos des Pensionnaires” (Borders at Rest), 1971-72, taxidermy sparrows with knit clothes

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