Re: [-empyre-] pixels; shimmering


i really liked your introduction and i like questions if they provoke ideas


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From: "anges-allés" <>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2002 2:32 PM
Subject: [-empyre-] pixels; shimmering

> This would be our introduction.
> We run a server we wanted to call "explosions." We settled soon for
> anatomy of hope. The internal
> gears of it. The way it starts. We find many people think our work is
> depressing but we find that is
> essential. Depressed people find us to be sad. We're not sad, we're
> angry, angry and bored, like
> restless teenagers. This is why we create; so that we are no longer
> restless, or bored, and maybe
> a little less angry.
> We do not do shows. We are new and have not been invited; we probably
> will not ask to be in shows,
> we may do shows if they are offerred and look like they solve the
> boredom/restlessness dillema. We
> are gobsmacked when we observe people listing shows or resumes instead
> of ideas or dreams. We do
> not see ourselves as artists in the sense that we are professionals, or
> in the sense that this is a career,
> we see this as the only natural outpouring of our collected
> observations. We build to reach the sky,
> not because we are contracted.
> We do not understand art, and we have no interest in art theory. We know
> it, we've studied it, but
> it suddenly seems as if all of a sudden all of it was forgotten, on
> september 11th, though we hate to
> call that a "day of change" because we are not happy with the changes we
> have seen since. But art theory
> stopped making sense. We could not muster up the strength to put
> together another piece of something
> that was a reaction to a piece of something that was inspired by true,
> waking communication with life;
> we wanted, instead, to tap into life itself and see what happened. This
> took us beyond theory, in our
> own minds, and into the field of something we thing is not art, not
> substantially more nor less than art;
> but simply, not something we had learned to recognize as art.
> We will try to listen and to observe but we may question you, and if you
> don't like our questions we think
> perhaps that is a good thing. We hope no one here is afraid of questions.
>  o
> 7H
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