"In order correctly to define art, it is necessary, first of all, to cease to consider it as a means to pleasure...[and]...to observe that art is one of the means of intercourse between man and man." ~ Leo Tolstoy
The thing I like about art shows in Brighton is they aren't always accessible. That is, the installations make me scratch my head and wonder what the artist was thinking. Or where his or her head is. Sometimes that is good, sometimes it isn't. But one thing for sure, you'll witness something different.
Take for instance that men take a lot of stuff for granted, for one thing, the whole world is built to accommodate them and and we feel comfortable in it. Maybe that could even be defined further as the the world is a construct for white men. You can debate it but it won't change anything. But a show such as Heteronormativity by Jen Warren at least makes you stop and confront the fact that some see the world through a different set of eyes and fight that mindset. And they do fight because they are seeing through the eyes of someone oppressed by cultural standards. At least that's what I took from it.
Is this an art installation or Traffic and Engineering?
"...advice can only be a product of the man who gives it. What is truth to one may be disaster to another. I do not see life through your eyes, nor you through mine. If I were to attempt to give you specific advice, it would be too much like the blind leading the blind."