// Class Act
Dan Fox on Pretension, Frieze 
/ Includes and muses upon Brian Eno’s (simplistic?) take on the matter, from A Year with Swollen Appendices 
// I decided to turn the word ‘pretentious’ into a compliment. The common assumption is that there are ‘real’ people and there are others who are pretending to be something they’re not. There is also an assumption that there’s something morally wrong with pretending. My assumptions about culture as a place where you can take psychological risks without incurring physical penalties make me think that pretending is the most important thing we do. It’s the way we make our thought experiments, find out what it would be like to be otherwise.