Friday, June 30, 2006

Socialist Fashionistas

Pattern Recognition Plug-in for MetaBody

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"Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern." - Alfred North Whitehead

"People were more interested in the phenomena than the art itself. This, combined with the growing interest in collecting art as an investment and the resultant boom in the art market, made it a difficult time for a young artist to remain sincere without becoming cynical." - Keith Haring

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Feel the Pulse

La Folie du Jour

"Contact with men who wield power and authority still leaves an intangible sense of repulsion. It's very like being in close proximity to fecal matter, the fecal embodiment of something unmentionable, and you wonder what it is made of and when it acquired its historically sacred character." - Jean Baudrillard

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Vital Signs

Nothing comes between me and my sign...

"A sign... [in the form of a representamen] is something which stands to somebody for something in some respect or capacity. It addresses somebody, that is, creates in the mind of that person an equivalent sign, or perhaps a more developed sign. That sign which it creates I call the interpretant of the first sign. The sign stands for something, its object. It stands for that object, not in all respects, but in reference to a sort of idea, which I have sometimes called the ground of the representamen..." - Charles Sanders Peirce

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Subsumed By History, Dismembered

Everything is now flat. She is easily splayed across the level-playing field of linkable metadata. An Historiographically-Engendered-Object-in-Waiting, a flower asking to be picked and enjoyed as an organically-conceived, beautiful substance, some-thing-in-itself to be contemplated, categorized, and eventually archived with so many other dead things.

Girl, Interrupted

"...for the first time in world history, mechanical reproduction emancipates the work of art from its parasitical dependence on ritual. To an ever greater degree the work of art reproduced becomes the work of art designed for reproducibility." W. Benjamin

"Whatever an artist’s personal feelings are, as soon as an artist fills a certain area on the canvas or circumscribes it, he becomes historical. He acts from or upon other artists." Willem De Kooning

Monday, June 26, 2006

Waxing Poetic

“I like to think that the moon is there even if I am not looking at it.” - Albert Einstein