[rumori] new thread

Steev [rumori] new thread
Fri, 14 Aug 1998 11:08:45 -0700 (PDT) (00903146925, Pine.LNX.4.02.9808141103460.14860-100000ATflotsam.detritus.net)

On Fri, 14 Aug 1998, Boster, Bob wrote:

>Actually, I think if you include as art anyone who slaps paint on a
>canvas or picks up a guitar you'd have to say there's WAAAAY more people
>thinking of themselves in terms of medium than in terms of message.

absolutely! that's why i changed my mind halfway through my last message.
didnt you notice? ;)

>>So, to get back to the source of this thread, is Bruce Sterling saying
>>that if we live twice as long, most artists are going to be doing
>>that kind of work? That would be cool. But I don't know if I believe it.
>I think really what he's trying to get to is that in the narrative,
>there's no culture extant for a longer lifestyle humanity, and that one
>needs to be "realized" for same. And that in a case like that where the
>ontological shift precedes the cultural one, the way to get a hold of
>the appropriate "scene" is to make art that reveals the experience of
>the members of the "new" society. Sort of accumulate a new culture by
>making pieces focusing on the current experience.

sure. just like the "lack" of "American" art when Euros first started moving to "America".
(i love quotation marks...)


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"I'm suggesting that if anyone in the production of a music event is dispensible, it is the score-maker, or the 'composer' as he is
often called." -Evan Parker