"This is the WAY" Art Movement

I was watching "The Pink Floyd Story: Which one is Pink?" documentary broadcasted by BBC1.

The documentary features extensive archive footage, some of it rarely or never seen, alongside original interviews with the four surviving members of Pink Floyd: David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Nick Mason.
It "traces the journey of a band that has only ever had five members, three of whom have lead the band at different stages of its evolution".

It was nice to watch experimentations that made the band hit the mainstream, and the evolution of the band by the atmosphere of the changing times.

This documentary made me think about the mainstream today.
No one experiments. No one is encouraged to do so..
Contrary to the speed things are changing in our age, there's nothing new in the mainstream art scene!
No one that has something to say can make it to the mainstream.
There's no your way to do so. There is only the way!
"This is the way" is also strongly propagandized!
All you have to be is a pretty white boy/girl. Or lets say a black boy/girl with a sense of rhythm. Or an architect drawing some amorphous sketches!
No special skills that make you different from the rest of the %90.
You earn millions! and millions love you! You just party and enjoy the heaven on earth.
You're mentally and probably physically the slave of the producer and/or who choose you to be in the mainstream. But it's just a minor detail never need to be mentioned!

Of course Pink Floyd had a similar relationship with EMI. But it was more like a mutual symbiosis.
When you produce ordinary, you can keep it on a thighter leash!

Off the top of my head, I see two reasons why:
1) Media Empire doesn't want an individual or a collective work that has a personality, that may grow on people and gain political power.
Political Power held by a non super rich always meant trouble for them in history.
2) SLUMBER. People love to protest anything that has no significance in their daily lifes.
But when it comes to their major problems, they choose a deep sleep.

Don't get me wrong. For the present time I'm no different from the rest of the herd.
As an architect I'd love to see the super rich as clients! And also I admire their intelligence and their hard work on finding innovative ways to control herds!
It's just that I'm aware! As an Architect I recognize a plan when I see one!

It's hard to name a period when you're living in it. We usually leave this task to the future historians.
Here is my humble attempt:
Welcome to the era of "This is the WAY" Art Movement!

Tell your grandsons and granddaughters the good ol' days when you had no significance and had nothing that belongs to you in your mind!

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