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Directed by Ri Stewart, Renee Slade

United States 2014 73 mins.

I Live for Art examines creativity from both a philosophical and first-hand perspective. The creatives are composer Brian McWhorter, whose latest project involves a creativity machine borne of a bathtub; Mark Applebaum, working through all manner of different creative musical endeavors; and Mark Gould of Pink Baby Monster, who is often seen working alongside, and creatively antagonizing, McWhorter. As the three go about explaining their work, theoretical quantum physicist and philosopher Amit Goswami, storyteller Michael Meade, and event producer Elliot Rasenick offer a grander narrative of human existence and history, their insights serving to connect the individual acts of creativity to the collective whole of life.”—Film Threat.

Genres: Documentary



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.