[-empyre-] Stillborn Arts

© Robbins cpr at mindspring.com
Thu Sep 12 09:24:49 EST 2013


Hi Adam,

A cpl. of quick points -

I'd be ever so appreciative if you wouldn't mind offering us a more definitive notion of "art goals."  Or should we assume that you are referencing the sentence appearing later in that same paragraph:   "we allow for a reading of science and art in the difficult land of luxurious, useless, process based, conceptual, secular catechism.?"

And it would be ever so helpful for you to further delineate your statement:  "My research interests use cruel and unusual techniques to convey the altered ethical, legal and
social structures of a transgenic world. "

Many thanks,

Chris



On Sep 11, 2013, at 3:44 PM, Adam Zaretsky wrote:

> ----------empyre- soft-skinned space----------------------
> Oron Rich Lynn Tyler and Empyre Listies
> 
> 
> These arts are meant to confuse relations between hardened categories. Rich
> and Oron you are both doing that very well in two very different rhetorical
> styles! Experimental life spaces support artistic research without scientism
> or reason’s reductionism to tether the artistry to meaning or repeatability.
> When recapitulating wet lab biological technics through the mutagenic forces
> of ‘art’ goals, we break with use value. We even rescind knowledge
> acquisition. Instead, we allow for a reading of science and art in the
> difficult land of luxurious, useless, process based, conceptual, secular
> catechism. Yes the tactical irony runs strong as the Lives involved have
> shambled into the dead end of ‘Arts Sake’. Is this the purity of research?
> How powerful is ritual sacrifice?
> 
> 
> When we ask how to make this an affirmation of anti-anthropocentrism… the
> real question there is are we -
> 
> A: talking about Nietzsche’s afflicted overcoming and dire loving of life as
> affirming:
> 
> http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/nietzsche-family-circus
> 
> B: talking to US ego psychology based, anti-phenomenal affirmations:
> 
> http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/affirmations
> 
> 
> Perhaps that is for Adam N., Rob and Cary to divulge. Is The Thing (Das
> Ding) positive thinking?
> 
> 
> For my focus, the multiplication of non-human organizational diversity
> intends to create socio-cultural, posthuman moiré patterns by physically
> genre bashing hereditary tropes and canalized traits. My research interests
> use cruel and unusual techniques to convey the altered ethical, legal and
> social structures of a transgenic world. This is achieved by investigating:
> novel architectures of the body, hereditary interaction design, inborn
> future body design technologies, cyborg relational aesthetics, environmental
> effects of new breeding techniques, alternative bio-based economies, poetic
> nomenclature for complicated processes, hands-on community laboratory
> collaborations, DIY-BIO interventionist strategies, and other art and
> science based emerging areas of contemporary art practice. In the case of
> IGM, the sites of contention are based on human anatomy and, in particular,
> hereditary cascade entry points for novel gene constructs. The questions are
> simply: Where to get genes in? How to get genes in? Which genes to pick and
> why? Who is produced? And, for the ethical foray… how they feel in the world
> as bred sculptures of varied ‘success’.
> 
> http://www.deepspeedmedia.com/diy-embryology/
> 
> 
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