Recently I read Claire Bishop's excellent article 'Con-Demmed to the Bleakest of Futures: Report from the UK' (http://www.e-flux.com/journal/view/209). Where she argues "that in the wake of the general election in May 2010, which resulted in a Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition-the UK’s first coalition government since 1945—the ensuing cuts to culture cannot be seen as separate from an assault on welfare, education, and social equality.
A presumption I have come across every now and then is that, because I am known for making art with technology, on the Internet, defining and redefining alternative territories (collaboratively) via digital networks with on-line communities; that I do not 'actually' create works in other mediums or experience other/different art forms in other environments. Although it is understandable of where such attitudes may come from, such presumptions may say more about or at least highlight, a misunderstanding or non-appreciation of the wider picture.
Recently I have been re-earthing myself. I have had a few personal revelations which have given me much to think about. It has a lot to do with a recent death in the family, which I will not share in great detail on here if that's ok with you. These revelations are not religious at all, I have never been one for such things, but I do know that one is able to possess as much and perhaps more, spiritual wealth, connecting to one's and other people's inner depths without the aid of 'organised' mono-cultural cults or religion; for me this feels like a more authentic form of human expansion.
I recently received confirmation from Karen Annemie Verschooren from BAM, the Flemish institute for visual, audiovisual and media art. About an interview that I had with her for 'Internet art, net art, and networked art in relation.'
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