Philyra: What's this have to do with coral reefs?
Andrei: Nothing. Does art require a social agenda?
Philyra: I tend to think so. It may not seem obvious, but anything concerned with values is inherently political. Every choice we make has political reverberations.
Ellesha: That's a popular myth. However, the pixels on this screen have no political message. By looking at them, we unload our baggage & build up interpretations. It's all simply the work of our minds – not the art itself.
Elijah: That suggests art has no inherent meaning. However, I think humans are genetically programmed to ascribe "meanings" to events.
Ellesha: We are. The only 'meaning' which exists is in the mind of each viewer.
Philyra: That sort of thinking leads to passivity. It's utterly spineless. That, in fact, is precisely the way that ruling elites would like us to think.
Andrei: Anyway [gerp]. Blue iz ah pretty color . . .

Coral Reefs - an art work by T Newfields

Coral Reefs
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