It's fun to read a brand new artistic manifesto. The last one I read was le refus global, written ten years before I was born. (I don't know if the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E archive counts as a manifesto because I haven't read it yet. I just have the link on my site because it looks cool! Talk about sincere... definitely intend to read it tho...someday...)
This one I subscribe to instinctively: sincerity is a good thing, on the face of it. We need more of it. Always.
Questions, tho, which keep popping up:
Why is it new? Why does it have to proclaim itself as new at all? (This one is addressed in document, but it keeps bobbing up, like a rubber ducky...)
Does proclaiming sincerity as new make it automatically cool?
Isn't that insincere?
Isn't the New Sincerity a kind of happy face, which when you turn it upside down, becomes a frowny face?
Isn't it, in other words, a new disingenuity?
(I'd better cut this out, or I'll be accused of disingenuous ingenuity... très cool, yah!)
I come out of hiding to weigh in on this because I'm afraid ten days from now, when I'm back from vacation, The New Sincerity will already be Old Hat.
I think it may already be a fading fedorah, as I write this....