five questions to assess whether you are human

…”five questions Laurie Anderson had shared with [Sam Anderson], “a sort of test that she uses to figure out whether a piece that she’s working on is good or not. And she said she thinks about this every single creative project, every single medium, whether it’s a song or a painting or some kind of talking sculpture …

‘Is it complicated enough?

‘Is it simple enough?

‘Is it crazy enough?

‘Is it beautiful enough?

‘And finally, Is it stupid enough?’

“And I thought that was kind of a great criteria for proceeding with life, with whatever you are doing.”

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