Greetings from Eastern Standard time. I like your point about the work
of art as ontological mirror:
"In the gallery it presents a kind of ontological mirror reflecting
back and stabilising our own sense of self in its apparent stability
and autonomy... By contrast time-based art, interactive art, and all
art involving some form of interaction over time tend to do the
opposite. Perhaps this may be a partial explanation of the continued
resistance to such work in mainstream institutions."
But with regard to the idea of 'continued resistance', I think it's
fair to say that time-based art is extremely successful in mainstream
institutions. I'm not sure you're drawing the line in the right place;
perhaps the real binary is not between object and non-object but
between open and closed, or object and system.
On Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 9:55 AM, Johannes
Birringer<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> yes, "Niech zdechna artysci" indeed, in '85 at La Mama, very nice powdered make up on faces to make the actors look deadly ghostly. no smoking in theatres then.
> Kantor??? make-up like Kabuki??? Oh my god! What did you smoke to see
> this? He is crying from his tomb: "Qu'ils crčvent, les artistes"!!