MELANCHOLY AND CREATIVITY: CONVERSATIONS WITH ERIC WILSON TUESDAY, MAY 20TH AT 7:00 PM
Posted on 03/01/2008
Is the face of the future one that is to be plastered with the vapid, vacuous and vacant smile of contrived “happiness?” Eric Wilson, author of Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy asks these and other questions at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts...
Is the very idea of the “troubled genius” (think Rothko, Hemingway and Mozart) in danger of becoming extinct? What is the role of melancholy in the creative process? How much of our humanity are we willing to sacrifice in our addiction to dumbed-down notions of happiness, whether pharmacologically induced, cadged from a feel-good book or braying across the airwaves? Join us for yet another compelling exercise in deep thinking at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.