With disregard for individuality, Neighbor was formed. It’s not particularly the case that any of us are interested in forfeiting our unique qualities, but more of a statement on value-we value the collective. We know that an existence propagated on individual fortitude will inevitably be filled with apathy and anxiety-filled cognition. But art in community; this is sustainable-it sustains the individual via community. When we reject ownership, we allow art the room to shift, change, evolve, and live. It is not one’s own to manipulate; thus, Neighbor is born–a Fresno arts collective. The following is the first fruits: video recorded on the streets of downtown Fresno. Enjoy!
“If the whole world is singing your songs, and all of your paintings have been hung; just remember, what was yours is everyone’s from now on.” –Jeff Tweedy