This essay was originally intended for The New York Times. I’ve always been a fan of Michael Jackson. I wasn’t alone. Bob Geldof famously said that, ’When Michael Jackson sings it is with the voice of angels, and when his feet move, you can see God dancing.’  However, after the documentary, I, like many others, have … Continue Reading Continue listening to Michael Jackson? Why modern theory leaves us no choice
Interesting interview with the American filmmaker and artist.
Process has become an important part of Intentist theory as it is the mechanism that brings the intangible intention into being. An interesting snippet from The Big Think.
This is an extremely well made video analysing some of the most well-known songs that move from 3/4 to 4/4. Songs include ‘All you need is love’ by The Beatles. As Intentists, interested in the craft of the arts, this is certainly worth watching.
This is simple but fun. A more analytical study can be found in Art and Intention by Paisley Livingston
Painter Edward Hopper discusses his creative process.
Fascinating documentary about jazz pianist Bill Evans and his creative process.
Intentist Bites 51: Michael Jackson- the ONLY way to judge whether or not we listen to his music. Click on the YouTube link below to see how Intentist theory can give us the framework to have this debate.
Intentists believe that all meaning is the imperfect out working of intention. We describe the creative act as ‘external creative gestures.’ Moreover, we maintain ‘no creative input, no meaning input’. That is to say, if you don’t contribute creatively to something, you can’t assume you can contribute to the meaning. … Continue Reading The importance of ‘Empty Gestures’
Recently, Intentism.com became Intentism.org. We have made things fresher and added some new content, including the page on various debates and lectures Intentists have given over the years. Check it out for panel debates including one at the Royal College of Art on intentionalism and a series of ten short … Continue Reading Debates and Lectures page added