Cary Peppermint on Fri, 1 Nov 2002 19:45:01 +0100 (CET)

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[Nettime-bold] Technolecture. Exposure. Seance.

Our operation will commence 11.08.02 at 20:00, #56 Water Street, in a
converted warehouse beneath the Brooklyn Bridge.

There will be two of us.  We will synchronize our watches.  We will arrive
on time.  We will identify ourselves as "Conductor Number Seventeen."  We
will say, "This is a Technolecture.  This is an Exposure.  This is a Seance.
Now Everyone get down on the floor."

We will occupy the location with consumer technologies.  We will apply
creative solutions.  We will use these technologies beyond the limits of
their prescription.

We will set up conditions.  However, we will maintain an openness toward
negotiation.  Some witnesses may resist, some will inevitably be lost.  It
is our hope that some will recognize our call and apply memory toward others
who came before us and who demonstrated in a similar faith and

We have accepted failure into our design.  We are not "playing to win."  The
moment may not hold us.  History may call us traitors.  History may not call
on us at all.  These are the dangers of performance.  These are the risks
incurred by dividing time so succinctly.  This is the terror of decision


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