Here is the beginning of my post.
And here is the rest of it.
From the OtB blog…posted at length here because I couldn’t find a url for thi particular entry. Amelia Reeber’s posting: “Related to that is something I would like to pose as something to ponder or use as a tool in the act of viewing work/making judgements. What if all critics, reviewers, bloggers, audience members, opinion givers, and artists in the audience (this includes me!) first identify what their filters, lenses, expectations, and interests are? Second, make them transparent, then any information that follows about the work is contained or framed by that point of view.
I think this honors the voice of the audience as well as honors the work and the artist. The “truth” is in the work. We as creators, performers, and audience, each have our own perspectives of what that truth is, based on our own layers of experience and use of our senses, and each being valid…. there is no one arbiter except for the voice of the work itself, and that too often gets silenced.”