SF Weekly interview

The Write Stuff: Alia Volz on Not Settling and Being Difficult to Manipulate

Posted By on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 8:00 AM

The Write Stuff is a series of interview profiles conducted by Litseen, where authors give exclusive readings from their work.

KEVIN HUNSANGER
 What is art? Is it necessary? Why?

I used to worry that my writing wasn’t political enough, that by not  focusing on current events, I wasn’t doing my job as an artist. But I’ve  come to see all art as political. Even a simple artistic act, like drawing a  daisy, is a kind of affirmation of individuality. A flexing of perspective. I  think art makes us more difficult to manipulate. Especially these days,  with the constant barrage of media manipulation, we need strong inner-  worlds, muscular minds. It’s more necessary than ever.

 

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