Re: Extropic Flare In NY Art Scene

Kathryn Aegis (
Wed, 22 Sep 1999 07:13:21

Queen Muse writes:
At 05:25 AM 9/22/99 EDT, you wrote:
>Boring. Noting Interesting. Inertia. Narrow focus. Put down.

I'm not sure what you mean by this, but since it was written in response to my posting, I can only assume it is addressed to me.
>Backdrop is important. Backdrop of Life. Life as theater. Theater as impact.
>Impact as vision. Vision as passion. Passion as impetus. Impetus as drive.
>Drive as Force. Force as movement. Movement. Go. Accelerate. New.

Actually, I agree with that. What I was trying to express, in my own poor fashion, is that the backdrop is generally ignored by the persons who go to the club, at least to the many ones I have been to.

>People *are* affected by architecture, design and decor, including smells,
>music... Sensual beings, sensing that entire ambiance of a place. Our
>experience is greatly affected by it "BUT ONLY IF WE ARE ATTUNED TO DELICACY
>OR IMAGERY AND ENVIRONMENT". It is like taking a moment to breathe in the
>of a new city and finding out what it has ti offer.

I also agree with that. I enjoy clubs, museums, art installations, gardens--any environment that allows you to step out of yourself and move into other mental spaces. I was trying to express my own frustration that so many people do not take advantage of that, that they just use these places as backdrops, not to appreciate them. Sorry if that did not come through.

>What I am encountering instead ( to my great aMUSEment) is dour resistance
>"play" - some critical critical can I say it again critical.....nay saying

Okay, well, this is beginning to sound a bit personal. People who know me will tell you that I am a very playful person, that I consider it very important as personal growth, and that I am always trying to drag members of the local DC group out to have some fun! Arjen Kamphuis gave a wonderful speech at the first Transvision about pushing human limits through playful experiences, and that touched me deeply.

I hope that in the future you will get to know me better, and that maybe we can go out and have some fun together.

Take care, and have a wonderful day,
Kathryn Aegis