Standing on its Own

Preston Brown

28 days ago by prestonbrown

Recently I’ve taken an interest in watching interviews of directors of various movies that I find interesting. Interview from a lot of well-known names like Quentin Tarantino, Ridley Scott, and Christopher Nolan. One director, in particular, has stuck out to me: David Lynch. Lynch is a fascinating person, equally to his intrigue as a director. Watch this bizarre video where he makes some quinoa.

As the top comment puts it:

This man cannot be normal for even one second.

I agree, and I think Lynch is in another realm we mere mortals do not have access to or could even comprehend.

One of the things Lynch is regularly criticized for is the abundance of ephemeral symbology and surreal storytelling devices he employs in his work. Critics and viewers always want Lynch to clarify or elaborate on what he means after the fact, and this is something Lynch refuses to do.

Though the reasons for Lynch’s aversion to explaining his work have more to do with his view on artistry, I think a view he espouses here is one that can be applied to many things. Lynch believes that a work should stand on its own, without the unnecessary critique and discussion that are less than ancillary to the work itself.

This applies to BSV, which on its own is a great technology, but is hampered by the boomers who continue to threaten lawsuits (even against supporters of BSV itself), yammer on their hackney lines about “the real bitcoin” and the imminent destruction of the competition. This was something I touched on in my article Hype by Fiat. Let the value and success of a technology, business, or artistic venture speak for itself. Everything else detracts from the pure essence of that work.