[rumori] the earliest recombinant art

Nicola Battista [rumori] the earliest recombinant art
Fri, 04 Sep 1998 16:06:52 +0200 (00904918012,

At 19.20 02/09/98 -0700, Steev wrote:

>On Wed, 2 Sep 1998, Dan R Serkland wrote:
>>How far back could you extend the collage/recombinant theme? Rosetta
>>Stone? Cave wall paintings?

I agree with what Steev wrote: Rosetta stone isnt a work of a rt but a
document, IMHO... but some cave paintings OCULD be recominant of other
paintings. Who knows? ;)

>or perhaps cave painting is recombinant in a similar way that folk music
>is. incorporating themes, texts, fragments, of earlier work (the spear
>you drew last year becomes the leg of a deer i draw today), passing it
>down through generations, makign new stuff out of it.


I rememebr Coldcut saying in some interview that theft is nothing new: even
Picasso took his style from some Cretan scultptor... :)

>"Each and every sample is fragmented and bereft of prior
> meaning, kind of like a future without a past.
> They're given meaning only when represented in the
> assemblage of the mix. In this way, the DJ acts as the cybernetic
> inheritor of the improvisational tradition of jazz."
> -DJ Spooky

fantastic quote. I'll steal it for my collection ;)

or better, I'll give you another one in exchange:

"A DJ purist is not about any specific kind of music apart from his own. He is a purist about the art of DJing. The pure concept of DJing and DJ music
is putting different things together by taking things out of one context
and into a new one. Making new sense by misinterpreting the old, one could
say." Maximilian Lenz, aka WestBam

Nicola (Dj Batman) Battista