Re: labels

From: Michael Betancourt (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Jun 29 2006 - 07:09:43 PDT

On 6/28/06, Cari Machet <email suppressed> wrote:
> other animals that i know of make art
> i knew an amazing gorilla named phil
> that placed alot of release energy on pissing and throwing his food and
> shit at people staring at him in the zoo
> he was very famous
> and now is stuffed as a zoo display
> (yay taxidermy)
> to me that is high level performance art
> beyond that fluxus states that "art = life" so...
> guess we need to look up 'meaning' in the dic

I'm not going to argue with you about this. Clearly you don't know what I
think, and instead of answering the disucssion, you want to make a
discussion where you can call others names. That is both rude and

But, my views are much more like those of the complex adaptive systems
> > theorists who describe all interactions as "interpretations"
> >
> sounds anthropocentric
> i don't think the interaction of oxygen and plant life is an
> interpretation

Interaction as in interactive engagement with the environment. Even bacteria
do this, so I don't know what you're talking about.

transformation yes but...
> - how sad -
> > > i am more of a rationalist
> > > i have respect for all life forms
> > >
> >
> > I don't see how you got that I am not/do not from what I have said here
> > or elsewhere in the past.
> >
> well what u are stating here does not express respect in my mind
> saying our processies are beyond other processies isn't respect to me
> make an argument for how it is

I did't say that. That would be in your mind.
It is not an excuse to be rude or condescending to someone you don't even

Michael Betancourt
Des Moines, IA USA
the avant-garde film & video blog

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