Re: seeking recommendations

From: Steve Polta (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Oct 09 2007 - 20:45:24 PDT

In the enclosed notes to his CD set EARLY MINIMALISM,
Tony Conrad (hi!) writes something to the effect (I
write from recollection): "Is their no greater luxury
than wasting time?" which, in the context of his work
as I understand it (to simplify), suggests these
"serious explorations of duration" as deliberately
escapist. I mean this in a positive sense, that
pleasurable uses of one's time, senses, intellect,
what have you, in a deliberately non-consumptive,
non-exploitative way is valuable, even as a temporary
state, or an imagined state. It opens the cracks in
the world for other possibilities and can be utopian,
and utopian ain't a bad thing. Is it?

But of course we know there are all kinds of
durations, right? Some are indulgent, some are
assaultive, some are utopian, some are all three. Some
are something else. Right?

Steve Polta

> Often a claim is made that serious explorations of
> duration always pose
> radical questions about viewing, experience and
> consumption. What do you
> all think? Me, I'm a fence-sitter on that one...

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