curt cloninger
Since the beginning
Works in Canton, North Carolina United States of America

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BIO
Curt Cloninger is an artist, writer, and Assistant Professor of New Media at the University of North Carolina Asheville (US). His art undermines language as a system of meaning in order to reveal it as an embodied force in the world. By layering, restructuring, hashing, eroding, exhausting, and (dis)splaying language, he causes language to perform itself until its "meaning" has less to do with what it denotes and more to do with how it behaves. His work has been featured in the New York Times and at festivals and galleries from Korea to Brazil. Exhibition venues include Digital Art Museum [DAM] Berlin, L'Instituto de México à Paris, Living Arts of Tulsa, and The Art Gallery of Knoxville.

Cloninger has written on a wide range of topics, including new media and internet art, installation and performance art, experimental graphic design, popular music, network culture, and continental philosophy. His articles have appeared in Intelligent Agent, Mute, Paste, Tekka, Rhizome Digest, A List Apart, and on ABC World News. He is also the author of seven books, most recently "Fresher Styles for Web Designers" (New Riders). He maintains lab404.com, playdamage.org , and deepyoung.org in hopes of facilitating a more lively remote dialogue with the Sundry Contagions of Wonder.
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DISCUSSION

emanuel [fuck_yr_cynicism remix]


Jesus just left Chicago and he's bound for New Orleans.
Jesus just left Chicago and he's bound for New Orleans.
Working from one end to the other and all points in between.

Took a jump through Mississippi, muddy water turned to wine.
Took a jump through Mississippi, muddy water turned to wine.
Then out to California through the forests and the pines.

You might not see him in person but he'll see you just the same.
You might not see him in person but he'll see you just the same.
You don't have to worry 'cause taking care of business is his name.

- zz top

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Saints and children we have gathered here to hear the sacred story
And I'm glad to bring it to you with my best rhyming and rhythm
'Cause I know the thirsty listen and down to the waters come
And the Holy King of Israel loves me here in America

And if you listen to my songs I hope you hear the water falling
I hope you feel the oceans crashing on the coast of north New England
I wish I could be there just to see them, two summers past I was
And the Holy King of Israel loves me here in America

And if I were a painter I do not know which I'd paint
The calling of the ancient stars or assembling of the saints
And there's so much beauty around us for just two eyes to see
But everywhere I go I'm looking

And once I went to Appalachia for my father he was born there
And I saw the mountains waking with the innocence of children
And my soul is still there with them wrapped in the songs they brought
And the Holy King of Israel loves me here in America

And I've seen by the highways on a million exit ramps
Those two-legged memorials to the laws of happenstance
Waiting for four-wheeled messiahs to take them home again
But I am home anywhere if You are where I am

And if you listen to my songs I hope you hear the water falling
I hope you feel the oceans crashing on the coast of north New England
I wish I could be there just to see them, two summers past I was
And the Holy King of Israel loves me here in America

- Rich Mullins

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You say you see no hope, you say you see no reason
We should dream that the world would ever change
You're saying love is foolish to believe
'Cause there'll always be some crazy with an Army or a Knife
To wake you from your day dream, put the fear back in your life...

Look, if someone wrote a play just to glorify
What's stronger than hate, would they not arrange the stage
To look as if the hero came too late he's almost in defeat
It's looking like the Evil side will win, so on the Edge
Of every seat, from the moment that the whole thing begins
It is...

Love who makes the mortar
And it's love who stacked these stones
And it's love who made the stage here
Although it looks like we're alone
In this scene set in shadows
Like the night is here to stay
There is evil cast around us
But it's love that wrote the play...
For in this darkness love can show the way

So now the stage is set. Feel you own heart beating
In your chest. This life's not over yet.
so we get up on our feet and do our best. We play against the
Fear. We play against the reasons not to try
We're playing for the tears burning in the happy angel's eyes
For it's...

Love who makes the mortar
And it's love who stacked these stones
And it's love who made the stage here
Although it looks like we're alone
In this scene set in shadows
Like the night is here to stay
There is evil cast around us
But it's love that wrote the play...
For in this darkness love can show the way

- David Wilcox

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I was reading a magazine
And thinking of a rock and roll song
The year was 1954
And I hadn't been playing that long
When a man came on the radio
And this is what he said
He said I hate to break it
To his fans
But Johnny Ace is dead

Well, I really wasn't
Such a Johnny Ace fan
But I felt bad all the same
So I sent away for his photograph
And I waited till it came
It came all the way from Texas
With a sad and simple face
And they signed it on the bottom
From the Late Great Johnny Ace

It was the year of the Beatles
It was the year of the Stones
It was 1964
I was living in London
With the girl from the summer before
It was the year of the Beatles
It was the year of the Stones
A year after J.F.K.
We were staying up all night
And giving the days away
And the music was flowing
Amazing
And blowing my way

On a cold December evening
I was walking through the Christmas tide
When a stranger came up and asked me
If I'd heard John Lennon had died
And the two of us
Went to this bar
And we stayed to close the place
And every song we played
Was for the Late Great Johnny Ace

- mr. simon, 1983

DISCUSSION

mark the music


everybody knows
you only live a day
but it's brilliant anyway
- elliott smith

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e. smith: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00000AEF9/
sigur ros: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005IC2H/
mum: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000066HH0/
MBV: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000002LRJ/
stereolab: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000006AZD/
apples: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000020ZI/
k. jarrett: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000262WI/
a. part: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000262K7/
mercury rev: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000028TM/
helium: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000036TO/
m. davis: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000002AH1/
s. tibbets: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000025ZO7/
j. coltrane: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004TA41/
FSA: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000019QH/
n. young: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000005J5D/
n. drake: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00000064G/
e. frost: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000019QM/
g. welch: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005N8CQ/
radiohead: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005QXXO/
danielson famile: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000003ZGH/
prayer chain: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000004T3/
j. mitchell: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000002GY2/
coldplay: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000069AUI/
cat power: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000009VOL/
b. cockburn: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000002854/
j. renbourn: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000000E9F/
m. hedges: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000000NF7/
dalglish/larsen: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000000MGK/
big star: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000009OB/
OTC: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00000I90W/
beck: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00000DHYK/
t.rex: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00000I7BB/
verve: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000000WJK/
BDB: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004TJWD/
b. eno: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000003S0U/
cure: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000002H3O/

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a warning sign
i missed the good part then i realised
i started looking and the bubble burst
i started looking for excuses

come on in
i've gotta tell you what a state i'm in
i've gotta tell you in my loudest tones
that i started looking for a warning sign

when the truth is, i miss you
yeah the truth is, that i miss you so

a warning sign
you came back to haunt me and i realised
that you were an island and i passed you by
and you were an island to discover

come on in
i've gotta tell you what a state i'm in
i've got to tell you in my loudest tones
that i started looking for a warning sign

when the truth is, i miss you
yeah the truth is, that i miss you so

and i'm tired, i should not have let you go

so i crawl back into your opening arms
yes i crawl back into your open arms
and i crawl back into your open arms
yes i crawl back into your open arms

- coldplay

http://www.playdamage.org/25.html
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