[-empyre-] Re: Networked Performance (Frank Shifreen)


You are not alone in your reaction to this piece. Art of this kind
strikes me as crude sensationalism. I would be interested in hearing
a truly compelling argument in favor of such a practice.

john kannenberg

[ http://www.stasisfield.com ]

[ http://www.whistlingpariah.com ]

Please warn us about the inclusion of  "art" which causes harm to animals. I
used to work at the NYU Brain Lab
and have seen it all, but I think art should be metaphorical, and that is
why I am an artist. In the lab, an animal killed was called a "sacrifice",
and it had all the aura of an ancient priesthood and ritual murder. Most of
the animals killed in the lab seemed more to satisfy  the exigencies of a
grant  than to learn more about the brain. When artists do similar
experiments as art it seems cruel and pointless.  Is this art as fascism?
Am  I alone in my response to this work ?
Frank Shifreen
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Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2003 9:38 AM
Subject: [-empyre-] Networked Performance

"Goedel + Understanding" 2001-2002 Germany http://www.khm.de/%7Emarcello/html/Performances/goedel/goedel1_small.html Performances with Traffic Cameras in K?ln Germany


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