I know. I have a hit counter there which tells me so. If people are ignoring the blog, they are probably ignoring the show. It doesn't seem to have gained a significant traction with La Mama, and I don't think Pippa or Becc or anyone else really know what it's about. (explanatory edit: Most people I have spoken to are unaware of the scandal or have only a scant consciousness of Mike's monologue, apart from a few select people who happen to listen to TAL or follow Mike Daisey's work) .Possibly it will sink without a trace.
So, I must live with that. Someone takes action - they of course have to live with the consequences that they may be ignored. My work may be for nothing. It's not a new thought. I'm also not the first person to have had this thought, and it is not limited to the field of the arts.
In some ways, it's easier to have this thought when other people are there with you, and you can share it. If this was a two hander, at least someone would be there to talk to about it.
Being ignored brings into perspective the battle for significance faced by an artist.Often in the theatre, we do not experience this, because usually we are working with other people.
No doubt Mike experienced this same feeling. "People have to hear this story. They have to listen. I'm going to keep working until they listen..." it's this kind of self-belief which carried him through, which made hims significant.
And likewise, he is also ignoring me.
Is all this work for nothing?
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