A creative response to the legacy of the pop icon, Prince. The story shows how a creative writer approached the challenge of writing about a contemporary artist; how reflecting upon a contemporary artist like Prince inspired a personal piece of writing that attempts to reveal not only aspects of the artist but aspects of the writer. Inherently, the story also raises questions about the legitimacy, relevance and truth of such a piece; does the story actually tell us anything about the artist and their work or just the writer? How do we view such a piece – fiction, non-fiction, memoir, auto-fiction, and how does this affect its legitimacy or relevance as cultural, historical artefact? Does the story add new knowledge to the artist’s life and work? What is the value and impact of such writing?
|Publication status||Published - 21 Oct 2017|
|Event||Writing About Contemporary Artists: Challenges, Practices and Complexities - University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom|
Duration: 20 Oct 2017 → 22 Oct 2017
|Conference||Writing About Contemporary Artists: Challenges, Practices and Complexities|
|Period||20/10/17 → 22/10/17|
- short story
- creative response