postmodernist romanticism

Posted by Miklos Legrady | Tue Sep 20th 2005 4:10 p.m.

There was this belief, scuse me if I embarass anyone...

Has to do with human spirit interacting with physical matter, both
are transformed thereby. For example, a child learns to walk;
his/her desire for mobility changes his/her physiology.

Strangely enough, some people believed that acquiring skill and
mastery in a medium
led to mature and shopisticated work. Kostabi, on the other hand...
along with the museums that bought "his" work... tell us you can hire
other artists to do the work for you.

Does this apply in quantum physics? If I hire a physicist, do I get the Nobel?

>makes sense.
>post-modernism is a very romantic idea...
>gb
>
>2005/9/20, miklos@sympatico.ca <miklos@sympatico.ca>:
>> >
>> >the idea that you can always hire someone to do the "boring part" of
>> >the work is a romantic idea.
>>
>>
> > actually it's post-modernist. (See Kostabi)
>>

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  • Rob Myers | Tue Sep 20th 2005 4:33 p.m.
    On 20 Sep 2005, at 23:12, miklos@sympatico.ca wrote:

    > There was this belief, scuse me if I embarass anyone...
    >
    > Has to do with human spirit interacting with physical matter, both
    > are transformed thereby. For example, a child learns to walk; his/
    > her desire for mobility changes his/her physiology.

    This requires belief in Spirit, which is Romantic.

    > Strangely enough, some people believed that acquiring skill and
    > mastery in a medium
    > led to mature and shopisticated work. Kostabi, on the other
    > hand... along with the museums that bought "his" work... tell us
    > you can hire other artists to do the work for you.

    But Kostabi is also Romantic, as his spirit underwrites his act of
    signing work.

    > Does this apply in quantum physics? If I hire a physicist, do I
    > get the Nobel?

    No. But then this isn't the model Kostabi is following either: he is
    a more Romantic figure than the solitary artist. If he wasn't, his
    signature (the mark of authentic genius) wouldn't have the
    transformative effect that it (supposedly) has.

    - Rob.
  • ryan griffis | Tue Sep 20th 2005 4:49 p.m.
    On Sep 20, 2005, at 5:12 PM, miklos@sympatico.ca wrote:
    >
    > Does this apply in quantum physics? If I hire a physicist, do I get
    > the Nobel?

    no, the physicists "hire" research assistants (usually students) who
    probably get pizza as their consolation prize.
    i think "creative" laborers of all kinds should unite in one global
    union... "Hell no, we won't code!" But the art mafia will surely break
    up any such effort. they're ruthless, and damn powerful. i heard
    kostabi and koons have their own knee breaking squad (for light
    offenses) - off duty coca cola thugs back from central america. there
    are rumors of former artist assistants that have even "disappeared"
    after trying to organize.
    let's hear it for the repressed art coders, holding up the art world on
    their invisible shoulders, saving us from artists who don't know Java
    from javascript, only to suffer brutal oppression.
  • Miklos Legrady | Tue Sep 20th 2005 5:44 p.m.
    i think "creative" laborers of all kinds should unite in one global union...

    I senatori sono buoni uomini, il senato e bestial.

    "senators are all good men, but the senate is bestial"
    As a group, would we be different?

    I make a meager living from design, yet it's better paying and less tiring
    then when I used to beat up schoolkids for their lunch money.

    --

    Miklos Legrady
    310 Bathurst st.
    Toronto ON.
    M5T 2S3
    416-203-1846
    647-292-1846
    http://www.mikidot.com
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