What's a successful artist?
Ok, As someone who is considered one, and as one who knows a lot of others in this camp. I think there are a lot of criteria of “success”, and honestly, I think I’ve strayed from my core values a little bit. More on this in a minute.
What's a successful artist? Ok, As someone who is considered one, and as one who knows a lot of others in this camp. I think there are a lot of criteria of “success”, and honestly, I think I’ve strayed from my core values a little bit. More on this in a minute.
i am at wintercamp in amsterdam
i am at home in new zealand in 1995
i am rehearsing with paula in the uk
i am busy planning a trip to europe
i am happy that the section 92 (guilt apon accusation) bill has been postponed ...
On WIKI as Art
On Valentine's Day 2009, Scott Kildall and Nathaniel Stern launched the Wikipedia art page, which resonated with the history of media art, authorship, and media formalism on many levels. Has this particular piece updated Beuys' admonition of the openness of art? Not only that, does art based on open Web 2.0 standards like the Wiki define art that is a palimpsest by definition? What is interesting yet disturbing about this is not only the obliteration of discrete authorship, but the total indeterminacy of intellectual ownership whatsoever.
At some point long past the limits of a normal attention span, when the speaker took a deep breath and announced solemnly: "And then we see that we are pure love", I whispered (not very discreetly) to the photographer next to me, "Do you think she will stop now?" The photographer shook her head and whispered (equally indiscreetly), "No, she hasn't quoted The Little Prince yet. I'm sure she won't relent until she mentions that line about only seeing clearly with the heart." The photographer was both right and wrong.
Eco-scope is a communication tool that provides a context for discussing environmental affairs, acknowledging "by its structure the importance of participation in any meaningful solutions that can be imagined".
today i joined a march against the violence in gaza; now i'm listening to the radio and the news is full of the continuing israeli ground offensive: more devastation, more civilian deaths including a family of seven in a refugee camp, killed by an israeli missile. the people of gaza are trapped with no electricity, no water, and no way to get out of the line of fire.
In the Furtherfield Neighbourhood for the last year or so we have been discussing the connections between media art and ecology. We are thinking of ways in which we might contribute to a more balanced ecology of human civilization and the natural environment. Instinctively, it feels like a no-brainer, but we needed some time to work out what action might be required. As one of our number recently said, Media Art IS Ecology by which I took her to mean that media art practice is necessarily one of relationship and connection-making.
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