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"cary peppermint" <> - korporat serf de ordr 0+3

>"The Without Response" Verbal 3, Call & Response
>The Kitchen NYC 09.26.00
>Experimental Art is at its conception "restless art".  Notions that cannot 
>be "fixed".  Work that falls apart and within that "falling apart" there is 
>something of a reference or a "carrier" that at best and most successful 
>exposes us as discontinuous beings.  Restless works cause a jarring in 
>perception but not in exclusivity in the popular codified sense most nearly 
>associated with the word "provocative" e.g., the "Sensation" show and what I 
>would consider the conceptual equivalent to surface ornamentation relegated 
>to a definitive value-sign or otherwise "shock".  I mean here by route of 
>"jarring" and "restless" to reference a sudden interruption and possible 
>subsequent or married understanding on behalf of the viewer /participant 
>that prompts a stark "reckoning" of  most nearly what Emmanuel Levinas 
>communicates as "the without response" the call for which there can and will 
>never be a definitive response or even a non-response.  With this stated one 
>can meditate on the convoluted route of my above statements and see that  
>"Experimental Art" betrays itself under the capitalist system and under this 
>system it will always turn inward onto itself, crushed  beneath the 
>obstinate weight of the "more profitable future" for institutions of career 
>fixated individuals or at best individuals seduced and ensnared by the 
>glamour of an autonomous spectacle that contributes toward the harnessing 
>the "new" and shaping it into a dependable, "quality" product.
>Last night I witnessed and participated in "Verbal 3: Call & Response" at 
>The Kitchen.  The event  was comprised of a group of artists who use utilize 
>the net for some or most of their work.  Call & Response was a mini-series 
>of numerous live performative artist interpretations of  the concept "Call & 
>Response" originated by way of people and machines networking and 
>communicating through data protocols.
>There were moments of silence.  There were moments involving monotony of  
>repetition. There were moments of boredom.  A key organizer was distressed 
>some pieces went on too long.  A representative and director(?) of The 
>Kitchen did not seemed pleased and hinted toward a lack of success on behalf 
>of the artists to successfully append their approaches to a vehicle more 
>friendly to performance and a live audience. Someone asked if  specifically 
>two of the artists intended to "destroy the audience".  A participating 
>artist said it was Dada in spirit, without any of the underlying or 
>discernable political  tenants.
>Against the better wishes of an administrator, an organizer, a mixed bag of 
>audience responses from bedazzled to comatose and a few somewhat overly 
>aggressive critiques from another artists present... Experimental art staged 
>a brief, very "real" and quite non-glamorous interruption, an exposure in 
>NYC 2000. At the end of the night aa Kitchen staff member asked me to invite 
>her to more "stuff like this" because she is tired of "seeing the formalized 
>offerings that pass through this place". I went home happy and thinking  
>just maybe tonight some of us might have done John Cage real proud.
>Cary Peppermint
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