Artists love to create. Artists loathe to self-promote. Traditionally speaking.
The similarity between artists and autists is in more than just the words. Autism = immersion in one’s interior space. Artism = immersion in one’s interior space.
Autists have difficulty with social interaction. Artists tend to be outsiders, even loners.
Autists often need neurotypicals to take care of them, or at least help them to develop social skills. Artists tend to need agents, managers, or spouses to take care of them, or at least help them get their work out there, and to the world.
An artist, for his or her work to reach people, either has to come out of their hole and interact with the world, or find someone else to do the dirty for them.
They want to be seen – else why struggle to express what they have within them? But they also need to be not-seen – the gaze of the other draws their attention away from their interiority, where the creative juices – the soul’s quiet hum – are found.
Why not then approach the necessary business of self-promotion, publicity, and basically, trying to bring the world’s attention to the work and the self, as an artistic project unto itself?
To this end, http://movieautist.com has been created, not without reluctance. It is now launched, a few minutes before midnight, while the bonfires are burning and the rockets flying, in good old Albion.
Treason’s blessings to you all.