art for the released

there is nothing easier
for art
than being critical
and provoking

you simply take
a few well-loved value systems
onto your shovel
turn them over
turn them on their heads
or onto other body parts
and suddenly the waves of reviews
by well-meaning world changers
sound more world-despising

with this process of provocation
i have kept myself
more or less
successfully busy
for years

i am interested in
the provocation of provocation
the criticism of criticism
what happens after:
what happens after provocation?
what happens when everything has happened,
everything has been achieved?
post-provocative art, so to speak
art for a higher consciousness
or deeper unconsciousness

art for the released

© SHA. 2015