Re: ~e; Peam2003, Electronics in Art and Art in Electronics
human being <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wed, 14 May 2003 20:30:10 -0500
ugh. i missed that, apologies. if i had the resources it would
be nice to have a calendar for events and such yet there is
a lot of work to do on the project website before this will be
realized. about that post, the part that was interesting to me
was that they were open to interpretations/approaches to the
questions of exhibiting such works. but then, the limits that were
mentioned (no digital->analog/linear works) is non-sensical as
an artificial boundary, trying to separate the past from the present
(new ideas and people, not already secured in any tradition) and
yet this is where such works would gain strength, relating video,
film, performance, electronics, light, and other artworks with the
present-day web and computer and other network art researches.
it would be ideal if a conference was just on 'electromagnetism'
or even a subset (electronics) and was not overdetermined but
inclusive of how many ways this is defined. one demonstration
of this is to look/search any dictionary for 'electro' and 'electric'
and 'magnet' and 'electromagnet' and see how vast these words
transverse across disciplines and time and perspectives. if taking
the recent article mentioned about performance art into account,
it is very similar to artists who include knowledge of what they are
working with (beyond medium, and messages) and integrating its
physics, history, philosophies, and to compare this to those in the
past in this field of studying EM through trial and error would lead
to the major advances in the field, and to previous (not necessarily
present day) major historical persons (Volta, Franklin, Thales). it
seems that today there may be similar value in sharing ideas and
data and unknowns and questions, and included (even undesired)
facts and positions into the processes of understanding, exploring,
and questioning how EM relates to existence, and the essence of
life even, that today's artworks that are not focused on themselves
but on the path of discovery and invention, that the context and the
placement of works would possibly be seen as more valuable when
in-relation to other works, for better and worse, as they share common
traits and uncommon attributes but also together define the present-
day's understanding which has driven world culture for 300 years,
in terms of batteries and power, and now 100 years of media and
infrastructure development, today having to figure out what it is that
has been created (context) and the relation of the parts to the whole.
On Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at 08:06 PM, © wrote:
> oh my.. what a deadline!
> thanks all the same.
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