[-empyre-] Another Forward from Grace: Real Time Archiving

renate ferro rtf9 at cornell.edu
Wed Nov 28 13:47:11 EST 2007

>Hi Tim,
>I find your question very relevant:
>"I also wonder whether the conversion of an artist's body into 
>something of a lens
>through which reality is
>transformed into a memorable event doesn't always provide the 
>envelope for thought,
>criticality, and reflection"
>I seriously think it does, but the problem is still that somehow the
>intersubjectivity born by that merging process is so swift that I often try to
>resist that aproach because the results, although rich and intense in terms of
>experience while reporting, is strongly susceptible to banality. I 
>can think of a
>simple example that has been mentioned here: you tube. The intensity 
>and meaning
>brought out during the process of the body conversion into a lense is not
>proportionally reflected on the results... That´s my main concern, 
>because in away
>it helps to produce oblivion.
>We have the capability to produce so much and so immediately, that 
>we are switching
>from producing art work to producing content.
>Is this too purist??
>Good night

Timothy Murray
Professor of Comparative Literature and English
Director of Graduate Studies in Film and Video
Curator, The Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art, Cornell Library
285 Goldwin Smith Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York  14853

office: 607-255-4086
e-mail: tcm1 at cornell.edu

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