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Max Herman 8 years agoReply

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Hello Max, no se si tu secuencia hace quiza mas ruido, el contexto de donde surge SSSSHHHHHHHHT es el contexto colombiano auque en general creo que los medios del mundo dan demasiadas cosas por sentadas y guardan un silencio complice frente a muchos de los grandes problemas (y oportunidades) que tiene la humanidad.


Hello Max, no se si tu secuencia hace quiza mas ruido, el contexto de donde surge SSSSHHHHHHHHT es el contexto colombiano auque en general creo que los medios del mundo dan demasiadas cosas por sentadas y guardan un silencio complice frente a muchos de los grandes problemas (y oportunidades) que tiene la humanidad.

Max Herman 8 years agoReply


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So, just to reach the total required amount of four I can say that it might not be good for human aesthetic evolution to have a lot of free-form discussion. Perhaps it is very good that people are not so chatty, but rather do their work and present their creative products in a finished form, such as an announcement. After all discussion can devolve just to peevish bickering. Or, it can result in discussing things in a way that just makes very serious problems worse. It is naive to think that discussion always makes a given problem better.

Thus I only wish to present the devil's advocate side temporarily, until the end of the month of Janus, the ancient god of time who looks forward and backward. This is not to say that I'm sure Martin is recommending people i.e. I shush up, I don't know Martin, though it seems a fair inference.

It would howsomever be poor practice to completely shush up when only a respectable decorum about national security issues is required. It doesn't take a lot of complex reasoning to avoid topics that will injure the liberal democratic political economy within which art as we know it functions. It's even OK to criticize a little within reason.

So, discussing why Postmodernism is not as good as a new art-historical period, Networkism, should be just fine I think, although if a lot of people rest their reputation as artists and critics on Postmodernist beliefs, then they won't really get a big boost if Networkism replaces their brand of theory. So that's why I think Rhizome is a good location to have the new Networkism period discussed and articulated, so it can replace Postmodernism is a constructive way.

Nothing personal Martin but it's not a priori true that it is always the perfect action to shush up.

So if I might ask you for a bit more discussion, do you believe in Postmodernism? If not what do you replace it with, if anything? If yes, why?


Max Herman
The Genius 2000 Network
Le Cafe online now
http://www.geocities.com/genius-2000

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Ustedes tiene en general una Jerga y un idioma muy centralizado muy alejado a mi modo de ver de la multiplicidad y el Rhizoma creo que si a lo que te refieres con posmodernidad es a una jerga especializada y academicista o que sobre estima el poder y desconoce los limites de la media porque la media tiene limites , umbrales. En fin creo que Deleuze usaba poco el termino posmoderno y permitia flujos inesperados en su practica y pensamiento croe que si manejara un medio como este ya lo habria convertido al menos en una fuente de encuentros linguisticos y de sentido mas alla de su propia naturaleza mediatica.

Max Herman 8 years agoReply


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Hi Martin,

Thanks for the replies. Using the translator below.

Martin's post translated:
Hello Max, not if your sequence makes quiza but noise,
the context of where arises SSSSHHHHHHHHT is the Colombian
context auque in general I believe that the means of the
world give too many seating things by and keep a silence
complice as opposed to many of the great problems (and
opportunities) that has the humanity.

Max's reply:
I agree on the two main points, that noise is kind of a drag and open discussion is very often dangerous, a cause of damage and making worse of problems. Over this history of humanity open free discussion has been the exception, not the rule. This has many reasons. A big aspect of art and its attempt to maintain some degree of preservable development and evolution through time is that it has to avoid yelling fire in a crowded theater. And I am greatly in agreement that open discussion so to speak cannot get blood from a stone, not can it solve everything, nor is it usually harmless. I think one has to be careful and should try to manage one's sense of stress and confusion about being careful. For example, the great Galileo worked in his house and smuggled out his notes for the future to read, after things cooled off. Sometimes that is all that can be hoped for and is, as they say in tennis, the percentage play.

As for noise, I think noise is generally on the harmless side. It's just clutter, fuzz, nada. I frankly don't dislike it really. If it hurts the ears, i.e. is painfully loud, then sure. But I like non-specific sounds often. Sometimes noise means distraction from the game plan, i.e. the academic group consensus. And this can be a great irritant to some, who are trying to get a message across. For example, if the key mission of Rhizome today was to establish its Postmodernist loyalty and fealty to the New Museum leadership, then mentioning other options could be seen as a demoralizing distraction.

On the other hand, noise can be seen as a positive. Think of the image of moving your radio dial from station to station. There is static as you are searching for a station. Or, a researcher would collect a lot of disconnected data while doing experiments. What appears to be noise at first can take shape and make sense over time. Thus, looking for a new hypothesis for the art-historical period of the 21st c. would involve some noise or experimental data collection, by necessity. Also, even if very clear and coherent it could sound like noise from the prevailing perspective.

Total exclusion of noise is not necessarily the best plan, even when stability and security are the goal.

The debate over noise on Rhizome used to focus on people getting too many e-mails in their inbox, and having to press "delete" many times. Now with the postboard format that is not a concern. You can just scroll past whatever you wish to ignore, it's no difficulty at all.

Martin's post translated:
You have in general Jerga and a language very centralized
very moved away to my way to see of the multiplicity and
the Rhizoma I believe that if to which you talk about with
posmodernidad is to a specialized and academicista slang
or that on esteem the power and does not know you limit
them of the average because the average has you limit,
thresholds. In aim I believe that Deleuze used little I
finish posmoderno and permitia unexpected flows in his
practices and thought croe that if it already handled an
average one like this habria turned at least a source of
linguisticos encounter and sense but alla of its own
mediatica nature.

Max's reply:
Although I'm pretty sure Postmodernism has very great flaws and weaknesses, I am not expertly well-read in all contemporary theory. I do know that Deleuze mentioned the idea of rhizomes, as opposed to arborescent or tree-like social information activities, and that Rhizome.org's name is kind of a reference to Deleuze. However I don't take this to mean only Deleuzianism should be allowed on Rhizome. I myself am also skeptical about Deleuze, based on what I know of his work. I wouldn't mind at all discussing it more and comparing it to Postmodernism and how this comparison affects Rhizome.org's relation to the New Museum and Postmodernism in general.

As a non-sequitur, famous curator Maxwell Anderson said around 2000 I think that art should try to get away from the academy. I'm not sure if he has changed his mind on that or not. But that comment may have meant that art should try to get away from Postmodernism. It's difficult to know. But it is true that most selling artists make their primary income from academic posts obtained after they have sold works. This applies to many literary writers too.

Back to the question of Deleuze qualifying as non-Postmodern and more free-form, i.e. not having such weaknesses as may be attributed to a calcified academic theory having reached maturity. All in all I would say that Deleuze was prejudiced against arborescent information functions, and ignored perhaps the value and necessity of long-term stable structures.

Yet I would have to study him more to get a complete discussion and analysis of his philosophy. Does anyone else here have more ideas about Deleuze or any critique of his work, Rhizome.org's modeling of itself on his idea of the rhizome, and so on? This could be a good topic to focus on regarding several current issues on the list.

Lastly, does "Jerga" mean jargon? A lot of talk about art and a lot of talk about ideas and so on can seem like jargon, I agree. However, I'm also skeptical of those who completely avoid logical or critical discussion, as that can be biased or arbitrary too and as such is very common in many social settings that wish to avoid unpleasant topics.

Max Herman
The Genius 2000 Network
Le Cafe online now
http://www.geocities.com/genius-2000

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Thanks, yo solo decia… me gusta la incertidumbre, del lenguaje en el que nos movemos, sin lugar a dudas creo que compartimos muchas mas cosas de las que nos separan; veo que estan muy metidos en encontrar variables utiles para redefinir las ideas de posmodernidad.

Bien, desde lo que puedo aportar es señalar muchos universos paralelos frente una gran estructura que los aplana. en fin creo que deberiamos empezar a hablar en muchos mas idiomas al mismo tiempo creo que encontrariamos otras logicas y empesariamos a reconocer los muchos otros

En cuanto hay una increible convivencia de tiempos, creo que a partir de las ideas del postmodernismo podemos percibir como se expresan simultaneamente distintos paradigmas, al mismo tiempo. Es uno de los asuntos complejos de Latinoamerica y el 3 mundo. Cuanto de esto creen Ustedes, que podrian necesitar de estas reservas de pasados actuales necestian no se seri dificil de decir.

En general diria que algo al menos en cuanto ala relaciones con el habitat…..

Max Herman 8 years agoReply


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Excellent points. Thanks for the discussion Martin!

Martin's post translated:
Thanks, single I decia… I like the uncertainty, of the language in which we move, without doubt I believe that we shared many but things of which they separate to us; I see that they estan very put in finding variables utiles to redefine the posmodernidad ideas. Well, from which I can contribute is to senalar many parallel universes front a great structure that flattens them. in aim I believe that deberiamos to begin to speak in many but languages at the same time I believe that encontrariamos other logicas and empesariamos to recognize the many others As soon as there is an incredible coexistence of times, I believe that from the ideas of the postmodernismo we can perceive as different paradigms are expressed simultaneamente, at the same time. He is one of the complex subjects of Latinoamerica and the 3 world. Whatever of this You create, who you podrian to need these reserves of present pasts necestian seri dificil not to say itself. In general diria that something at least as soon as wing relations with the habitat…..


Max Herman
The Genius 2000 Network
Le Cafe online now
http://www.geocities.com/genius-2000

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