composition is not research

Some fairly provocative ideas from John Croft here:

He makes a lot of very broad assumptions about research which I find hard to reconcile but it’s definitely worth a read.

the cognitive content of art while insisting on its resistance to conceptualisation – it presents rather than represents, discloses without describing. In terms of Wittgenstein’s famous distinction, such things can only be shown, not told.

And here’s Ian Pace’s response:

On 25 November there’s going to be a conversation about these ideas.

I have plans to make it along.