[-empyre-] critical motion nowhere and everywhere at some time

Renate Ferro rtf9 at cornell.edu
Thu May 14 05:46:23 EST 2009


We are very pleased that you are raising the question of "critical 
motion," which we anticipate that you'll address when you join us as 
featured guest next weeks.

We have to say that we share your concern about the potential 
downside of  "closed discourse" and have been very happy by the broad 
participation of the first week, which included posts from many 
-empyre- members from whom we haven't heard in a while, as well as 
very engaged posts by newly featured guests, Stamatia, Ashley, and 
Erin.  While it is true that the work and approach of the first 
week's guests tends to be philosophical, we have designed the month 
around four weeks of featured guests, all of whom work in very 
different ways and with very different discourses.   Our hope is that 
their layerings will accrue an exciting "critical motion" of its own. 
(One of this week's featured guests, Stelarc, ends up being in global 
transit which will delay his presence a bit).

Because we recognize that many empyreans aren't always going to have 
focused time to digest particiularly detailed posts, we continue to 
archive  -empyre- for future consultation.  The archive URL is: 
https://mail.cofa.unsw.edu.au/pipermail/empyre/  We're now designing 
a better homepage that will make the archives more readily accessible.

We've been delighted to read not only about our guests' philosophical 
approaches to motion but also about the very concrete artistic 
practices and interventions discussed, from Erin and Ashley's 
practices to those by Sally Jane, Alan, etc.    Like you, we will 
welcome further reflection on the "criticality" of motion as the 
month progresses, and we look forward to how you'll be articulating 
this next week.


Renate and Tim

>I was in a production workshop over the last 10 days and am barely 
>able to shift energies now from physical work and computing/editing 
>and designing
>to the reading of such a highly complex and philosophical debate 
>that we have had here.
>  I could not read the debate in a linear way, as it began,
>with Stamatia and Ashkey lighting out, and Erin following.
>Then i got to a point where i did not want to read further.  Did 
>anyone else have this
>  The discourse, I began so sense, was becoming less than 
>particpatory, but i could be wrong. ??  I am sorry if I 
>What readership, Norah, was invited, in your work?
>with many regards
>Johannes Birringer
>artistic director, DAP Lab
>School of Arts
>Brunel University
>West London
>UB8 3PH   UK
>empyre forum
>empyre at lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au

>  Renate Ferro and Tim Murray
>  Co-Moderators, -empyre- a soft-skinned-space
>  Department of Art/ Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art
>   Cornell University

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