I found Claire Bishop’s landmark essay on Digital Art, ‘The Digital Divide’ in Artforum’s 50th Anniversary issue three months late through Lauren Cornell and Brian Droitcour’s equally polemic response, ‘Technical Difficulties’ in the January 2013 issue. Since September, there have been excellent conversations, both inside and outside the New Media community.
I have just read the text that your last paragraph links to: Walter Benjamin, On The Concept of History (1940). It has been weeks since we last communicated. I am watching two strangers chat each other up in a bar.
We have been using this writing to envisage a performance writing network which is not - or at least, as I mention in the previous thread, which might be - an assumption with little basis but the logic which has lead us there. In this sense, it is an illuminating practice, looking through 'performance writing network' as a kind of lens to view ourselves and reading.
In this instance I would just like to alter the nature/position of the lens....
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