For Skype interview number three we turn to Caleb Larsen, an artist whose special knack for the absurd manifests in his sharp critical perspectives on the art market, both in this interview and in his artworks. Though perhaps best known for his work A Tool to Deceive and Slaughter, Caleb has a background as a painter. As a self-described late adopter of technologies, he is an artist who makes a conscientious effort to use the right tool for the job. He gave us his thoughts on the following questions for the Future of Art project:
- Are we headed towards an era of ever-increasing commodification in art?
- How is the word curator being used or abused to describe the aggregation of content in social networks?
- Did a specific experience inspire you to use humor in your work?
- Do the multiple aspects of your artistic practice give you a sense of fractured identity?
- Is there new technology to which you feel an attraction which you haven’t used yet in your work?
How do you feel about making art in today’s economy and technological landscape? We’d love to hear from you!