On meaning of meaning in a literal world. All art and video by me, with music by Vincent Andelmoth.
We are living through times in which conversationally the word 'literary' is used, and answered with "yes, it is literal," or the word 'literal' is answered in agreement or argumentatively with the word 'literate.' The question begs, when was the last time art was required to be either literary or literal, figurative---or even literate? Certainly art has not been required to be decipherable among those who know art, throughout most of modernity, and beyond. Speaking neither figuratively, literally, literarily, certainly not virtually---art is not necessarily any of the above. All art is abstract, as is all music (never was music held hostage to these ideas as has art been throughout art history)---art, like music is pure symbol.