Michael Szpakowski
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What is happening to rhizome?


PS Annie and I are both artists who exhibit nationally & internationally regularly. We're not superstars (well, Annie is but not perhaps in *that* sense). I teach at a fairly senior level in the UK and I publish writing about the art world. We're both ,I think, in our fifties and our work may not feel cutting edge but it has some, modest, significance.
There are a lot of others like us who've simply given up on Rhizome. If you feel that our engagement and that of those like us doesn't matter then that's fine but I can't help thinking this is a mistake and it would be worth taking a slightly longer view.

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What is happening to rhizome?


absolutely. Rhizome has played a huge role in my life but I feel the same way as Annie. Although as a top down resource it remains hugely valuable, I no longer feel a part of it in the way I once did.
Maybe I'm not the constituency that Rhizome wants to connect with anymore, I don't know.
I can't help feeling that a return to a mailing list ( not impossible these days, Netbehaviour is thriving) for discussion would help. Some things retain their value even when they're old (!).
Again Netbehaviour runs an integrated mailing list/forum/board very successfully, so it can be done...
If anyone asks me, which this year no-one has, I'll give, but I'm feeling increasingly that it would simply be a donation to support yet another professionalised critical institution which, God knows , I wouldn't like to see go but which no longer ever fills me with joy and sometimes rage...
michael

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laura vane & the vipertones // 110% // ok good stand clear remix


remix #6/12, january 2012 (of '110%' by laura vane and the vipertones) here:

http://www.michaelszpakowski.org/mickiewicz/

About:
I’m going to enter a remix competition every month, from Aug 2011 to Aug 2012.
I’m 54 years old and although I’m musically reasonably deft I know little about the culture in which I’m attempting to intervene.
I know none of the specialised vocabulary, can’t distinguish genres and although I understand what is being said, just about, I don’t speak the language in which posts or comments on this kind of work are framed.
Each of my remixes will be posted here, with a link back to the original track.
My nom de remix is mickiewicz.
cheers
michael