[spectre] ICC and for the media art center of 21C
shu lea cheang
shulea at earthlink.net
Sun Aug 28 12:43:30 CEST 2005
On the occasion of Banff's mounting "The Art Formerly Known As New
Media" (curated by Sarah Cook and Steve Dietz), salute.
On the occasion of Banff's expansion into Africa, the Africa Banff, salute.
This being what Sara Diamond termed "radical localism" and what Sascha is
not buying in as guilt ridden third world romanticism.
(not)again the institution - being personal.
instituion is not evil- you are the institution.
if the evil battleship is sinking, we are sinking with it.
There is no ashes to rise from. grab a lifesaver and float!
The roaming residents are the chosen life style of the unfit.
They float ashore in their own pace.
okay, let's try export-
This year, beijing hosted the 2nd Millunium Dialogue exhibition
and conference. Here all (media) majors pay their way for the fanfair
(hardware included) In the meanwhile, National Museum of Taiwan
hosted Ars Electronica 25 years. The legacy is worth saving.
To understand some crossing threads here-
(1) The GARDE and The TRIBE
The vanguard become garde and the tribe swim without water.
(2) our list community and the public out there -
(very traditional hollywood style, a la La querre des mondes.
There is only one family worth saving, the mass-the public are extras
that move along the exodus...)
Outreach would mean ET phone home.
But really, we got enough family drama to play with.
(3) The multi-divisions that do not connect or why do they
need to connect? interface=intervention.
Getting back to yukiko's idea of poly-dependent system.
<i prefer not to get into envisions of center(s)>
I want to make a departure from TH's suggestion of festival
model (the top down and include all, the main and the fringe).
I am pondering a mode a la meshnetwork relay system.
In the set up of meshnetwork, let's consider water(air) being
the basic (human-machine) rights. <Sure, challenge me about who's
pumping the air.> Then, how this relay system can be set up -
which recycles the resources, thus made self-sustainable.
Then, what is the missing link here?
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