Our opponents agree with us morally that abortion is murder but do not treat it practically as murder in and of itself. Usually only the religious ones last longer than a generation—and usually at the expense of becoming quite authoritarian, and probably dismal and boring as well. The result is a delightful compilation by two talented artists. In this case another competition for prestige would transpire in the course o f the series:--who will provide the most memorable hospitality? As for radio, it is clearly a medium of absence--like the book only more so, since books leave you alone in the light, radio alone in the dark. The more elaborate the dishes the better. It does not pass thru the paramedium of the spectacle. We contend that those who fight abortion should be unified in calling for immediate and total abolition.
The anti-abolitionists of our day want to keep this stark difference from the view of their fans, financial supporters, and future staff members. Pawn everything then, down to the last miserable scrawl? There is a time for the theatre. The dream of Romanticism : that the reality-world of bourgeois values could somehow be persuaded to consume, to take into itself, an art which at first seemed like all other art books to read, paintings to hang on the wall, etc. Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies. He states that there is no such thing as art for arts sake, the maxim of course implying a political meaning but what politics are we discussing, is there a univocal dimension of art as understood and appropriated in a specific context or discourse? Should the Quiddity of Will Self by Sam Mills be read as an anarchist allusion or fable to this notion of tonga in secret cult like societies doing illegal things? Each player must bring a dish or bottle, etc. A must read for those who have followed their work for years.
In the face of an irony like this, a doubleness so extreme it amounts to an impassable abyss, any healing power of laughter-in-art can only be rendere d suspect, the illusory property of a self-appointed elite or pseudo-avant-garde. Records replaced family amateur music-making. I can sense these texts trembling just beyond the veil. That is, it is produced by a group of friends either for itself alone or for a larger circle of friends; it is not produced for sale, nor is it sold, nor ideally is it allowed to slip out of the control of its producers in any way. Some ground rules should be agreed on. In fact we're not terribly concerned with the content of Immediatist art.
Versluis regards his The Esoteric Origins as a pioneering study in this discipline. Thus there is no commodity. Gifts need not be physical objects. One can't make out a single word. This book however attempts to be radical by cutting off and to be reductionist, to refuse to participate and refuse to engage. Outwardly, of course, the project will seem to be the group' s purpose, its motive for coming together--but in fact the opposite is true.
It wasn' t bourgeois society which collapsed after all, it was art. But it doesn't look good. Wilson currently lives in upstate New York. We do not wish to return to a material technology of the past we have no desire to bomb ourselves back to the Stone Age , but rather for the return of a psychic technology which we forgot we possessed. We have almost resigned our power of flight, even of dream-flight. The Art World has its head up its ass, and it has become necessary to disengage--or else live in a landscape full of shit.
This however is destroyed by the repeated assertions that his movement cannot be used, it has no consensus, it does not represent 'everyday life'. Scripture once did this--but Scripture has become an idol. Most abolitionists were, at one time, incrementalists. Suddenly cops are swarming out of the woodwork. America is full to overflowing with people who feel that no matter what they say or do, no difference will be made; that no one is listening; that there is no one to listen. Now the audience sits alone in the dark with nothing to do, while the absent actors are represented by gigantic icons.
As if this weren' t funny enough, the real joke is that Rockefeller could have savored victory even more sweetly by not destroying the work, but by paying for it and displaying it, turning it into Art, that toothless parasite of the interior decorator, that joke. And will the gifts be given specifically to certain individuals in which case they might be crafted to suit the recipient's personality , or will they be distributed by lot? The best games will m ake little or no use of obvious forms of mediation such as photography, recording, printing, etc. The gifts must be made by the players, not ready-made. But for those ages to which the epic rhapsodist belongs, the theatre and the actor disguised as a hero is a hindrance to imagination rather than a means of giving it wings: too close, too definite, too heavy, too little in it of dream and bird-flight. However this assumes a collective one dimensional meaning as stated and assumes that meaning can be possessed, whereas its actually enacted. As you examine the following materials, please be willing to examine it honestly. D research at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
We might like to purge our radio of anything which lacks at least the chance of precipitating that difference. This is not self-censorship nor self-ignorance. Was Art laughed to death by dada? It depends on situation, not style or content, message or School. So the modern Tong cannot be elitist--but there's no reason it can't be choosy. To see thru its eyes would be to possess in the Voodoo sense a statue--or a corpse. It is however adverse to mass-produced art, however subversive its original intent.