Miklos Legrady
Since the beginning
miklos@sympatico.ca
Works in Toronto Canada

PORTFOLIO (5)
BIO
Miklos Legrady is an artist working in media/time-based art,
painting, photography, holography, performance,
and critical text.

He received a B.Sc. from the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester,
N.Y, and an M.F.A. from Concordia University in Montreal.

In 1995 he was co-founder of the New York performance group"
The Collective Unconscious", where he was co-director
and performing artist for 3 years.

He has taught web design at the Fine Arts Academy in Budapest, Hungary,
and pursued digital research at the c3 /Soros Foundation.
He created the Mikidot brand on his return
to Toronto in 1998.

His work in painting and photography
is represented in the www.ccca.ca archive.
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DISCUSSION

Re: Re: Call for Proposals at Readme 100 Software Art Factory


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

DISCUSSION

meaning again


>"Jim Andrews" <jim@vispo.com>

>that texts, for
>instance, can imply or necessitate some meanings yet be interpretable
>

Also the meaning of words shifts over hundreds of years,
leading to misinterpretations of the past?
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Miklos Legrady
310 Bathurst st.
Toronto ON.
M5T 2S3
416-203-1846
647-292-1846
http://www.mikidot.com

DISCUSSION

Re: PLEASE DO NOT SPAM ART


>Dear Miklos at sympatico,
>
>when you do not understand the meaning of words or
>sentences, it does not mean they are meaningless.

Hi Roman,

I didn't say I don't understand them, and it's true that nothing is
meaningless in the strict sense of the word, but that's pushing the
limits of language tolerance. I understood patterns, found meaning in
the urge and drive to communicate even if one has nothing to say, or
wants the credit but doesn't want to make the effort. This is an
archetype in every culture. (more later).

Meaning or lack of, could be defined as a contribution to
understanding. The first line ever drawn in the sand in prehistoric
times, drew "oohs" and "aahs" of wonder. 1.5 millions of years later,
after billions of lines, no one cares unless there's something more,
like lines as letters arranged in meaning, or drawn with skill and
care as opposed to without skill or care.

So meaning and quality have to do with what they contribute.

My guess is you're playing with concepts or ideas of disruption.
Disruptive in using public space and time for text which begs
understanding, or contribute little or nothing constructive to the
zegheist; you're disrupting established channels of communication by
putting dirt in it.

Then it comes to a value judgement; is this a good thing or not?
Some consider disruption good for it's own sake, but that's an
unreflecting point of view, since good or bad is defined by
environment and context.

>Do it like me and everyone on this list. Just delete them!

So you might be saying it's "bad"; you're placing dirt and grit in
the rhizome email tube. Is it necessary or stimulating? That's
something I can't judge; you saying "Just delete them!" implies that
you think it might be stimulating to someone so others should ignore
it.

Why it bugs me; let's say I'm going to send you an email saying you
won lots of money, and if you reply I will really send you a million
dollars. But for two months previously I'll send you meaningless
emails that you just get in the habit of deleting. When the
important email comes in, you'll delete it like the others, simply
out of habit and expectation, and so you'll miss your chance at the
prize.

Which suggests that clarity is important.

Miklos

>I like your comparison with the toilet inscriptions. They are
>sometimes only the way to think about something different than your shit.
>Don't be nervous about my messages. Do it like me and everyone on this
>list. Just delete them!
>
>msc> I'm curious about emails like this and the people who send them.
>
>
>>>Tbs to tabalign The US,
>>>Tupperware taketh TCP/IP,
>>> the Headmaster of Eton tag telnet,
>>> the third TagsOnLeft.
>>>
>>>http://spam.trashconnection.com/
>>>+
>
>
>msc> Went to the website, which allows one to put together meaningless
>msc> words or sentences.
>msc> I imagine someone who has nothing to say yet wants to appear important,
>msc> a digital version of people who smear shit on walls in public toilets.
>
>msc> M.
>
>
>
>--
>Roman Minaev
>trashconnection.com

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

DISCUSSION

Re: PLEASE DO NOT SPAM ART


I'm curious about emails like this and the people who send them.

>Tbs to tabalign The US,
>Tupperware taketh TCP/IP,
> the Headmaster of Eton tag telnet,
> the third TagsOnLeft.
>
>http://spam.trashconnection.com/
>+

Went to the website, which allows one to put together meaningless
words or sentences.
I imagine someone who has nothing to say yet wants to appear important,
a digital version of people who smear shit on walls in public toilets.

M.
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DISCUSSION

Who cares about Dorment, Galloway, Wilson..,say?


>>>Who cares about Dorment, Galloway, Wilson..,say?

I care when someone shows me a link or connection I would not have noticed.
(Howard Bloom, Global Brain, or Camiile Paglia, Unpublished Preface)

It really depends on the quality of writing. I just I bought Dario
Gamboni's "The Destruction of Art, Iconoclasm and Vandalism since the
French Revolution". The text is like a path strewn with grammatical
boulders over which one stumbles while the lack of original
observations and deductions makes the reading dull.

when I write I try to for ease of text continuity and to present
unexpected items of interest.
_________

I just did my first performance since the Collective Unconscious days
in New York
8 years ago. link below. I'm way too serious 'n intellectual cause it's safe.

I'd like comments on the text, any weaknesses there?
Is it pretentious, are there personal psychological blind spots in the text?

http://www.ccca.ca/mikidot/photo/sept_mocca_perf/pages/DSC05649.html

Miklos

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