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Question 16: Do you think an artist has a specific role to play in society? If so, what is it?


All societies need to imagine, and to find self-expression. So the artist is the person whose full-time job is to imagine and express. So if we have a social role to play, that would be it. Now whether it’s a necessity well I think it’s really important. When the time comes that you are unable to imagine, to dream or to express, that doesn’t leave much.