Patrick Simons
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Works in Falmouth United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Re: Re: PS


My original response to the announcement of the commission's theme was dismissive and trite. On reflection I think I pitched it just about right. I see the games theme as equally dismissive ....
I just don't think that a theme which reduces any meaningful response to it to be banal sub industry.. games (sounds like non competitive sports or digital parlour games to me), or minor subversions and discretions... dull dull dull!
Perhaps all that is left are responses to consumption, cultural dallying and the only tools I have left are puns and wobbly metaphors.
Shoot me now, again and again and...

No pun nintendoed

Ivan Pope wrote:

>
> Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: PS
>
>
> > .. no that's not quite true.. I know some artists who
> > are interested in games..but that feels at one
> > remove..are they *really* "as much a part of adult
> > life as TV"??
>
> Well, I am an adult and I know a lot of adults and I don't really come
> across any games related discussion. e.g. no-one says to me 'did you
> get
> that new game ...' or 'I was playing Eggrace last night, did you do
> that
> too' or whatever, the sort of thing that they say about TV stuff.
> I mean, games are of course interesting and throw up all sorts of
> issues,
> but then so do most other commercial/entertainment arenas.
> I think there is a laziness amoung curators that leads them to cotton
> onto
> themes (or is this memes) that are doing the rounds.
> The Rhizome commissions cover the same ground: 'Artists are invited
> to
> submit proposals for works of art that focus on the theme of games.'
> Anyway, I'm sure we'll see a lot more of this stuff in the next few
> years.
> Cheers,
> Ivan
>
> > --- defne ayas <dayas@newmuseum.org> wrote:
> > > JAN 29, 2004 Digital Culture Evening 6:30 - 8PM
> > >
> > > New York-based artist Cory Arcangel will host a
> > > games programming workshop as part of the Killer
> > > Instinct exhibition.
> > >
> > > "Killer Instinct"
> > > December 12, 2003 - February 1, 2004
> > >
> > > Once considered a pastime for kids, games are now a
> > > full-fledged part of adult life, situated as a
> > > shared public culture not unlike television. Games
> > > come off the screen and to life in this exhibition
> > > including sculpture, video, painting, and, of
> > > course, Ataris and computers. Besides experimental
> > > hacks of commercial games, Killer Instinct features
> > > artists who use game hardware and software for
> > > social commentary as well as in the development of
> > > musical and filmic projects. Player, viewer, artist,
> > > curator or critic -- the cross-pollination of gaming
> > > and art spheres allows visitors to assume several of
> > > these roles during the course of the exhibition.
> > > Killer Instinct is organized by Anne Barlow and
> > > Rachel Greene.
>
>

DISCUSSION

net art commissions


From
activism
to
games.
What
will
be
next?
Corporate
logos?
PDA
infotainment?

DISCUSSION

Re: Re: the XTC of communication


How about a big ear shaped phone, or one with a long flexicord attached to it?

Ivan Pope wrote:

> Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: the XTC of communication
>
>
> > 3) Off topic for a minute, I can understand the design convergence
> of
> aerodynamically engineered cars and shoes, but why make cell phones
> look
> like that too? I suspect that that play off deeply coded cultural
> signifiers
> of speed & mobility.
> >
>
> No, sure, let's make them square or even less aerodynamic, with sticky
> out
> bits that catch on our pockets and obstruct our fingers when we try to
> use
> them. Why not a mobile phone in the shape of a ring binder or a desk
> light
> or a cereal packet.
> Cheers,
> Ivan
>
>

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Re: Re: revolting peasants


Another might be

"One Vietnam, there's only one Vietnam...."

To a massed chorus of ..

"You're going home... "
By the massed voices of.. well the Middle Eastern Singers.

Choreographed by Martha Graham...

marc garrett wrote:

> Hi Patrick,
>
> Yes, we will be there singing in our non harmonious noise ranges from
> the in
> situ-batoned terraces on the day. The government in the UK are very
> nervous,
> they obviously realise how disliked Bush and his administration is
> over here
> by the people. And Blair, well - the BBC have suddenly gone all quiet
> now,
> due to pressure by their recent 'muppet' who replaced Alastair
> Campbell,
> who's job is mainly to keep the bbc in line, so they do not broadcast
> the
> reality. And many of the widows of the soldiers who have been asked to
> greet
> Baby Bush say that 'their husbands died in vain'. And are going to
> take this
> opportunity to say so when they meet the war luvin' buffoon.
>
> marc
>
>
>
>
> > GW is visiting us this week and we've got nothing to wear!
> > He's come such a long way and worked so hard to make us feel
> included and
> special.
> > I have been wondering how best to welcome him and show just how much
> we
> support his paternalism and ...well, all encompassing single
> mindedness and
> visionary, evangelical drive for a new world ...order.
> > Perhaps a sing along, a cheeky, self deprecating cockney ditty,or a
> piece
> of contemporary popular culture, something that best shows our ironic
> but
> edgy sense of humour, something from the football terraces perhaps,
> something which references the understated nature of the visit to old
> blighty, something which shows our gratitude and is an expression of
> our
> awareness that without him we simply would not be the best dressed
> aircraft
> carrier in the west.
> > Just imagine it 100,000 faces beaming, arms waving , the verse which
> comes
> to mind is the old soccer favourite..
> >
> > "You're going home in a fucking am-bu-lance"
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>
>
>

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Re: sadnet art


You need a hug Atomic
A big global one, its not that bad, it could be worse, ....just watch.

atomic elroy wrote:

> single posts
> no reply
> wounded ego
> wonders why...
>
> net art's sad
> lonely souls
> cry for attention
> useless roles
>
> no galleries
> no gain
> no viewers
> no fame
>
> why
> try?
> new lie.
> cry
> cry
>
> bye.
>
>
>
> AE03