I’m thinking of starting a club for unappreciated artists; non-commercial, cutting-edge writers, painters, musicians, and mime artists.
We will get together and share our arts; poetry readings, songs, book readings and drama presentations.
We’re looking for free-form art - free of all formal structure. i.e. hopefully nobody will have any published or recorded work (selling out to the mainstream mass-market). If you have a musical instrument but have had no formal training and can not read music then you are perfect. The club’s motto - we don’t play music, we play!
The van Gogh club prefers people who are into Buddhism and Taoism. Sorry, no Christians, unless it’s a non-mainstream church. Remember, we are looking for creative people who are exploring “mind-boundaries.” Your best work should have come from shaman-like experiences with plants that took you to another plane.
Hopefully club members will have been on an Asian trip to India, Tibet, or Nepal where they were able to absorb some of the tranquility and beauty of Buddhism.
To prove that they have thrown off the conventions of staid middle-class western society, club members will be required to wear one piece of ethnic (or anti-establishment, or anti-American) clothing; I don’t want to make rules but something like a hilltribe waistcoat from Thailand would be perfect. If you are living in Asia, shouldn’t you wear some Asian clothing?
Before I start this club I want to make sure that enough people are interested. Art for art’s sake - no commercial application. Are you interested?