DUTY [fr. obligation]
The artistic duty of an emergency artist
is to identify and make visible
dysfunctional states in society.
An artist has a duty because the artist is part of society.
The artist is not above society.
This is a not a totally uncommon prejudice among artists.
In cop aesthetics the artist’s views, likings and dislikings are
As the case is with cops in society, the cop – as well as the
has to differ being a civil person and a state
As a cop the artist represents the interests of the state,
where the personal interests has to be suppressed by the duties
of the function.
For the emergency artist the situation is similar.
The artistic autonomy is replaced with an artistic duty.
by Thierry Geoffroy /
Colonel ( link to