From Steven Birkerts, editor of AGNI. Essay in Vol. 82, “Double Trouble.”
I also feel more convinced than ever that the idea of should does not belong in either the making or experiencing of art. Should upholds canons, hierarchies, orders of value and importance; it asserts that there is a right way. It seems to me now that the end and origin of both making and experiencing is pleasure. Pleasure in the sense not of easy gratification, but of the true thing hit upon.