Re: political art (was ; - )Neanderthal Miracles)

Natasha V. More (
Sun, 3 Nov 1996 18:16:51 -0700 (MST)

At 02:02 PM 11/3/96 -0800, E. Shaun Russell wrote:

>I don't think there should be an actual 'guideline' for what an
>artist must do to be real.

Thank you Shaun. Especially when we interact in virtual environs.

To even assume that there is a strict set of codes which enable or castrate
an artist is out to pasture. I have been wondering this afternoon why an
artist even responds to threads that clearly have little to do with
Extropic Art.

Further, we do not need to defend or argue points which are headed
backwards. Our role is to ignite the imagination - to bring vision. If our
time is spent explaining what is and is not art, then we might as well sit
up all night in smoke filled cafe's of the early 20th Century. We are at
the sunset of the 20th Century. We have an opportunity to set a pace with
the 21st Century - now.

Rather than spend time debating about what is or isn't art, why not debate
whether to use VR in our next performances, which designs to use to create
robotic sculptures, whether or not neon or fiber optics is the way to go
when implementing an electronic memetic billboard. We can exchange ideas
with other technicians about designing interactive electronnic
communications projects, or scientists about next years collaborative Ars
Electornica in France, or ARTEC in Japan.

Natasha Vita More
[f/k/a Nancie Clark]
Transhumanist Art Web site
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