[spectre] Re: the media art center of 21C
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Thu Sep 8 12:58:15 CEST 2005
A breath of freah air.
I agree with you - I am too busy to get involved in this discussion at
the moment but you have raised a very important point. I also think that
people are (as usual) aiming a bit too large, almost like pyramid
building - we need smaller groups, and plenty of them all linking. Get
rid of big, fat buildings, institutions taking up all the resources,
it's difference that creates change, not just need ;-)
http://www.http.uk.net/ (HTTP Gallery London)
> A quick note after having read all the post and after having
> "experienced" this year Ars Electronica.
> We tend to think that there is one single kind of institution that
> could fullfill the needs and goals in media art, so to speak one kind
> of "media center". This is the model of the 90s (AEC, ZKM, V2, ICC,
> etc.) where creation (experimental), lectures (conferences) and
> exhibition and sometimes collection go into the same building.
> It seems to me that now as media art is part of art in general, as it
> is growing into very different kind of practices, one single kind of
> institution may be cannot fullfill all the goals and audiences and
> there is probably a need for different kind of institutions :
> - one that would keep the "old stuff" (museum-like, could be in
> "regular" contemporary art museum, but it is not). Why keep the "old
> stuff" ? because the coming generations have not seen it when it was
> created and might enjoy too and learn from it
> - one that would deal with large audience and also with "education" in
> "new media art history". It is starting in some way but it has to be
> enlarged. How ? Where ?
> - one that would be more experimental and cutting-edge but today there
> is no longer one aspect (if there has been any in the past !).
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