Michael Szpakowski
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Works in Harlow United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Re: Re: fresh air & real soul...


I can't speak for the others but in my case perhaps I
wrote what I wrote because I *meant* it in exactly the
same way that I *meant* the critical things that I
wrote about the Arcangel piece awhile back.
I *actually think* this particular piece by Jess is
worth a 1000 Data Diaries. That is my *opinion*. It
may or may not be justified in the long run - I don't
know at the moment and neither do you.
I don't say what I don't mean or believe.
best
michael

--- "t.whid" <twhid@mteww.com> wrote:
> I'll withhold my opinion of Jess's piece and crit
> the critics.
>
> It seems to me that the good-natured back-slapping
> copied below is
> all fine and good for dilettantes, amateurs and
> 'sunday painters',
> but I've always felt that Rhizome should be more
> than a mutual
> applause society. We should strive for professional
> level of
> critique. I'm not saying it's wrong to toss off some
> quick praise for
> a piece, but I would hate to see Rhizome descend
> into a perpetual
> 'i'm ok, you're ok' session.
>
> Of course, artists are the worst critics there are.
> jealousy and/or
> one's own blinders get in the way more often than
> not. It would be
> nice if we had a house critic like Blackhawk over on
> thingist
>
> Vague sentiments of praise are no more materially
> helpful to an
> artist than vague insults, tho the praise feels much
> better. I would
> rather have no 'social integration' with pithy
> remarks eviscerating a
> piece of mine than all the good natured cheers
> combined.
>
> What gets me about this praise, which may be my
> inference totally, is
> that it goes beyond back-slapping to head-patting.
> I've met Jess, she
> definitely doesn't need her head patted.
>
>
> At 21:37 +0100 6/2/03, furtherfield wrote:
> >
> >After all the continual cynicism on here & lack of
> social intigration grace,
> >this blows it all away.
> >
> >I love the soul here - it communicates, its with
> you, its real & is not
> >pretentious or self-conscious.
> >
> >Thanx Jess - breath of fresh air...beautiful.
>
>
> At 18:35 +0100 6/2/03, ruth catlow wrote:
> >I love this piece of work!
> >beautiful choreography- have they been dancing
> long?
>
> At 18:57 +0100 6/2/03, neil jenkins wrote:
> >fantastic jess..
> >if only my video camera were working, I'd be
> >creating a 'fingermouse' remix
>
>
> At 12:09 -0700 6/2/03, Michael Szpakowski wrote:
> >I totally agree with all the acclaim.
> >It's a beautiful piece of work - both funny and
> >moving.
> > You do yourself a disservice by your diffidence
> about
> >the piece.
> >I think you've done something that has way more
> >resonance than maybe you thought it had to start
> with.
>
>
> At 17:11 -0400 6/2/03, Lewis LaCook wrote:
> >better than anything i could ever do---
> >
> >(which is probably why i'm thinking about
> quitting...)
> >
> >bliss
> >l
> >
>
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DISCUSSION

Re: lapdance: new ''''work''''


I totally agree with all the acclaim.
It's a beautiful piece of work - both funny and
moving.
You do yourself a disservice by your diffidence about
the piece.
I think you've done something that has way more
resonance than maybe you thought it had to start with.

Great stuff Jess!
michael
--- Jess Loseby <jess@rssgallery.com> wrote:
> the word ''work'' used in the broadest possible
> sense of the word.
> ...what can I say my internet connection was down
> and I had (literally) far too much time
> on my hands this morning. (and I thought it was
> funny)
>
> lapdance
> http://www.rssgallery.com/lapdance.htm
> flash 6 + sound
>
> (rough on a dial-up, sorry)
>
> jess.
>
> o
> /^ rssgallery.com
> ][
>
>
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DISCUSSION

Re: Digital Artists: Call for Entries


<* Non-pornographic and non-political>
this is an interesting equation!
michael

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DISCUSSION

Re: Re: the onion is funny


Whilst I absolutely agree with the general thrust
nevertheless the Daily Telegraph as a source of
comment about the arts ( or anything for that matter)
should be treated with caution.
It's the paper of the huntin',shootin' and fishin'
classes, the ones who still haven't grasped the fact
that Empire is over and who probably find Van Gogh a
little avant garde.
best
michael
--- curt cloninger <curt@lab404.com> wrote:
> the turner prize is even funnier:
>
>
http://portal.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003/05/29/uturner.xml
>
> _
> _
>
>
> t.whid wrote:
>
> > Magical Gallery Transforms Dull Objects Into Art
> > NEW YORK-A magical New York art gallery has the
> power to turn dull,
> > everyday items into brilliant works of art,
> sources reported Monday.
> > "Seth Clayton's devastating Untitled No. 7
> captures the despair of
> > urban ennui in a way that's post-ironic yet
> somehow pre-pomo," said
> > David E. Sherry, owner of the David E. Sherry
> Gallery, while admiring
> > a rusty bucket and tattered boot lying on the
> gallery floor. "Its
> > eloquence is truly heartbreaking."
> >
> > ++
> >
> > hahahahaha
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DISCUSSION

"Renga" - a collaborative piece by Brandon Barr, Curt Cloninger, Marc Garrett, Lewis Lacook, Jess Loseby, Joseph McElroy, Ivan Mejia, Ivan Pope, Mark


Based on the ancient Japanese verse form of the same
name which translates as "linked verse",
"Renga" involved 11 artists, 5 British, 5 US and one
from Mexico, taking turns to continue
a piece of work over a 2 month period.
Artists were encouraged simply to respond honestly to
the work so far and no requirement
of stylistic unity was placed upon them.
All contributions had to include a forward link and
the pieces are now linked in a circle.
It is possible to start anywhere in the sequence.

Michael Szpakowski
http://www.somedancersandmusicians.com/renga.html
Lewis Lacook
http://www.lewislacook.com/renga.html
Joseph McElroy
http://www.electrichands.com/renga/
Kate Southworth
http://www.gloriousninth.com/renga.html
Ivan Mejia
http://www.tenedorparapescado.com/renga.html
Curt Cloninger
http://www.playdamage.org/renga/
Mark River
http://www.tinjail.com/renga.html
Brandon Barr
http://www.texturl.net/renga/
Jess Loseby
http://www.rssgallery.com/renga.swf
Marc Garrett
http://www.furtherfield.org/renga/
Ivan Pope
http://www.ivanpope.com/renga/

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