Re: labels

From: Sam Wells (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Jun 28 2006 - 13:06:13 PDT

> So IF its made with film, then its good? Isn't that just formalism?

I never wrote that.

> Nevermind that when the main concern is one of preservation, we're
> not talking about a "live" art form, but something that is dead and
> we're busy worrying about the formaldehyde smell...

  I'm kind of stunned by this statement....

Are we wasting energy heating and air conditioning libraries ?

Should artists and archives not bother with acid-free paper ?

> Also, what is this "WHAT" you mention? and how does it make it
> "good" ?

I had written: "But if WHAT makes it good is what emerges from the
_materials_ and how that happens then I think you can't dismiss these
issues out of hand either."

How does meaning in art arise from the materials ?

Hey professors get the big bucks and a health plan for that one, I
ain't givin' it away !


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