Monday, May 7, 2007

True or False?

A common concern, or at least an obvious one, for audiences or the creator seems to be, "How do you know that the secrets that are being sent in are real?" I would hate to think that some individuals, rather than respect the project, simply aspire to be published on the website and therefore attempt to fabricate the most extreme "secret" simply for their five minutes of fame.

Perplexed, I asked Frank for his thoughts on this potential problem, and his reply was unexpected. He said that he didn't see the secrets as true or false. He views them as works of art.

The part of me that wants to view everything as black or white did not like that answer. Isn't the point of the project that the secrets are true? I was hoping for a more combative response such as "It is a problem, and we need to do something about it!" But I guess when you consider the project, and how the project is just as much about the audience as it is about the artist, the secret may be true for someone somewhere. The impact doesn't have to be on the artist's side for the project to be affective.

My favorite secret this week because I feel similarly:



Christy said...

If you're talking about the Harry Potter secret, I'll be honest: I was afraid that I'd be killed in a car crash on my way home from getting the seventh Harry Potter book. I made sure to buckle up on my way home, and to keep the book safely in the passenger's seat, and I was really careful at intersections.

Jessie said...

I can completely relate!

josh said...

lol i was always worried if i died before i got to read the last was kinda like checking it off my list of things to do b4 i die when i finished it...several years of worring for nothing