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Re: DATA DIARIES by CORY ARCANGEL on Turbulence


<there's nothing
wrong with having to
know a few things to appreciate an artwork. you've
been trained from
birth to look at media in different ways and there
is no reason why you
shouldn't learn something that takes 15 seconds to
read to appreciate
another level of this work.>
I absolutly agree -if there's any substance there.
Here there is none.
It's about as interesting as the lights on/off piece
which won the Turner prize here last year.
<what's interesting is it's organic yet
machine-like
animation. it's full of surprises if you watch it
for a little while.>
so's the visual that comes with my defrag utility.
michael

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Re: trivial connections/stop the war/new work


Personally I think this is great - we could debate
it's strengths and weaknesses- but for me this just
makes the Cory Arcangel piece look even more
depressing and cynical because at least this attempts
to manipulate the medium to produce some kind of
affective result in the viewer both directly in terms
of the content, the ideas, but also in our
appreciation of the skill with which the medium is
handled.
Michael
--- Jess Loseby <jess@rssgallery.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I been working on a new body of work for this year
> and this is the first.
> The idea sprung up with my [trivial] connections
> between the domestic
> and internet but it was so influenced by the stop
> the war debate and
> everything going on it turned into something quite
> different....
>
> Anyway,
>
>
http://www.rssgallery.com/trivialconnections/woman2.html
> Flash 6 and soundcard & speakers needed. 'womans
> work' covered by
> me with permission by Kate Bush (with apologies for
> my singing after 10
> years of too much tabacco:-)
> Appreciate comments from users with dial-up
> connection on the music
> streaming. It is too heavy really but I'm hoping
> I've got it streaming
> without too long a preload)
> cheers,
> jess.
>
> o
> /^ rssgallery.com
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Re: DATA DIARIES by CORY ARCANGEL on Turbulence


> DATA DIARIES is 11 hours of video footage which was
> generated by
> tricking Quicktime into thinking the RAM of a home
> computer is video.
> This was done once for each day in January 2003.
> Watch as Cory's emails,
> letters, webpages, DSL data, songs, and anything
> else he worked on that
> day float by >
..but of course that's not what we see at all. There's
no way the viewer can know that what is on the screen
has some connection to Cory's this and that except by
way of the artist statement.
Take the 'concept' away and the poverty of the thing
immediately becomes apparent - if the artist simply
constructed the images we see we might say, OK that's
vaguely interesting and attractive in a kind of
wallpaper way for about 2 seconds but 11 hours
...please!
By far the most interesting thing about the piece is
the neat lo fi handwritten bubbles and the general
presentation of the piece, but then maybe that took a
little bit of craft.
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Re:


You couldn't make it up!
Michael
--- neil jenkins <neil@devoid.co.uk> wrote:
> http://www.devoid.co.uk/guernica
>
> A tapestry reproduction of "Guernica," Pablo
> Picasso's powerful
> anti-war painting, was concealed behind a blue cloth
> and a row of flags
> yesterday at the U.N. Security Council offices as
> White House envoy
> Colin Powell was making the United States' case for
> war.
>
>
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/
>
>
Article_Type1&c=Article&cid35777504261&call_pageid

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Re: Anti War March NYC-February 15th: I'll be there -- will you?


I'll be marching in London ,Lee, with three bus loads
of people from my relatively small town.
As we march we'll be heartened to know of the New York
march and the many others taking place all round the
world that day.
We are many - they are few!
best
Michael

http://www.stopwar.org.uk/

--- Lee Wells <leewells@bb19.net> wrote:
> > > Dear MoveOn member,
> > >
> > > As President Bush's drumbeat for war quickens,
> we are increasing the
> > > volume of our demand that the President "win
> without war." Over the
> > > last few months, we've written thousands of
> letters to the editor,
> > > made hundreds of thousands of phone calls, and
> raised millions in
> > > support of the anti-war effort. Now it's time
> to bring our voices to
> > > the streets. Please join millions of people
> around the world in
> > > making February 15th an unprecedented day of
> activity against a war.
> > >
> > > I'll be speaking at the enormous rally in New
> York City on the 15th,
> > > along with a list of speakers that includes
> Nobel Laureate Archbishop
> > > Desmond Tutu, Martin Luther King III, and Patti
> Smith. On the same
> > > day, from London to Helsinki to Bangkok,
> millions of people will join
> > > demonstrations, rallies, and marches. (A San
> Francisco event will
> > > actually occur the following day -- the 16th.)
> The message will be
> > > loud and clear: in the United States and abroad,
> we say no to this war.
> > >
> > > The march and rally in New York City is going to
> be fun, powerful, and
> > > unforgettable. The timing is perfect. If you
> attend only one mass
> > > event, this may be the one. Bring your friends.
> Bring your family.
> > > For transportation options, and to keep informed
> on events going on
> > > around the country, check out:
> > >
> > > http://www.unitedforpeace.org
> > >
> > > The event in New York is scheduled for noon on
> the 15th, but the New
> > > York Police Department is making it difficult
> for the organizers to
> > > get a permit for a march to accompany the rally.
> We're certain it'll
> > > be worked out -- a legal complaint was filed
> this morning in the
> > > Federal District Court in Manhattan and we
> expect that a mutually
> > > acceptable agreement will be reached soon.
> We'll let you know as
> > > soon as we have a final word on the location to
> go to.
> > >
> > > When I speak, I'd like to include a message from
> MoveOn members -- we
> > > are, after all, a grassroots organization. In a
> paragraph, what's the
> > > message that we should send to the folks
> gathered in New York City and
> > > the news media? You can post your suggestion
> and rate other folks'
> > > thoughts at:
> > >
> > >
>
http://www.actionforum.com/forum/index.html?forum_id%2
> > >
> > > Around the world and in New York, we have a
> tremendous opportunity to
> > > show the true breadth and strength of the
> opposition to war. Please
> > > take part in this exciting day of action.
> > >
> > > Sincerely,
> > > --Eli Pariser
> > > International Campaigns Director
> > > MoveOn.org
> > > February 5th, 2003
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